Online Persona Pentathlon

Online Persona Pentathlon

The Persona Pentathlon is one of the most rigorous competitions in Atlantia. The Pentathlon requires five (5) separate items that a single persona would have used or owned. Your entry does not have to be your persona, but all five (5) items should be from the same time period and culture for a single individual.


There are seven (7) different categories to choose from. Three (3) of your five (5) items must be from different categories (not sub-categories, but the overall major categories).


Each category includes suggested entries, but are not limited to such.


Each item must have separate documentation. Any citation style is permitted, but please be consistent.


All entries are judged using the Kingdom Criteria Judging Forms. The criteria varies between items and categories. Judges use this criteria to fill out the judging form for each item you enter. Because of the complexity of this competition, we recommend all entrants review the judging form and the appropriate category criteria can be found here -



Categories to Choose from:


Category 1: Manuscript & Fine Arts (bookbinding, calligraphy, drawing, illumination, painting, papermaking, pigments & inks, sculpture)
Category 2: Garb & Fiber Arts (beadwork, clothing accessories (including belts, pouches, and fans), clothing/costume, hats, knitting, nalbinding, knotted work, lacemaking, needlework (counted thread or free form))


Category 3: Glass & Pottery (ceramics, enameling, glass blowing, lamp working, lapidary, mosaic, pottery, stained glass)


Category 4: Medieval Life (basket weaving, brewing & vintning, cooking, dyeing, furniture making, herb craft, soap making, spinning, toys & games, weaving (full-sized fabrics or narrow bands))


Category 5: Performance-Related and Writing (lyric composition, masks, music composition, performance (vocal, instrumental, poetry, storytelling), poetry, prose, dance performance and composition, martial arts performance, research paper)


Category 6: Metal, Leather, Wood & Other 'Hard' Arts (armor, chain mail, blacksmithing, jewelry smithing, iron work, tool making, casting, leather work, wood carving and construction, making musical instruments)


Category 7: Miscellaneous (heraldic display, horse barding, subtleties, and anything else that just doesn't seem to fit into the other categories)


How to Enter

Fill out the entry form as soon as you can. This gives me time to find judges ahead of time. All entries are due by 10pm Thursday February 24th, 2022.
ALL RESEARCH PAPER entries are due Friday February 18th at 10pm regardless of whether you are entering online or in person. 



If you have any questions please direct them to Mistress Ester Pickering at

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