• A minimum of a 3 x 5 (A6) card with some of the following: Name (type) of item, country of origin, period of origin, characteristics of style for that period, reference.
• Materials used in the project
• Skills (necessary to complete the project)
• Methods and Tools used during the process
• Research (country, period of origin, typical characteristics, etc.), visual references (books, portraits, etc.) from reliable sources
• Artistic design
AUTHENTICITY (0-20 points) [SCORE 0-10 and then DOUBLE THE SCORE]
• 0:Blatantly modern design (Drop suncatchers)
• 1: Period look, but modern materials and procedures.
• 2:Generally period, with some obviously modern elements present (e.g. copper foil, dichroic glass)
• 3: Obvious mixture of elements from different cultures or periods (e.g. Byzantine elements on a Romanesque panel).
• 4: "Using dichroic (chemically treated opalescent glass) glass". Using appropriate glass but using glass foil.
• 5-6: Overall period style and execution, with minor inconsistencies.
• 7-8: Using cathedral/antique glass with channel lead only. Period design with period materials or reasonable equivalents with no inconsistencies.
• 9: Period design with period materials or reasonable equivalents with no inconsistencies.
• 10: #9 plus hand-painting and channel lead only. Special effort to achieve a completely period product (e.g. did not use bandsaws and belt sanders for cutting and smoothing)
COMPLEXITY (1-10 points) Rank the ambition of the entry, not the workmanship, scale of 1-10 based on the following:
• Scope of endeavor (e.g. number of pieces, amount of detail, special construction for theme)
• Complexity of the medium(s) being worked in (difficulties of materials used).
• Overall composition and layout.
• Intricacy of creating an object in the size/scale utilized in the entry. (Remember that all sizes are difficult because in small scale it is difficult to get details and in large scale, any minor flaw shows noticeably.)
• Number and variety of design elements.
• Difficulty and variety of techniques attempted.
• Amount of time involved including research and material preparation.
WORKMANSHIP (3-30 points. SCORE 1-10 then MULTIPLY BY 3) Rank the quality of execution and success of the entry on a scale 1-10, based on the following:
• Ability of entry to serve intended function.
• Attention to details, neatness and finishing touches.
• Appropriate application of design(s).
• Effective use of materials and designs.
• Mastery of period style and technique.
• Techniques (e.g. lead work, soldering, edges)
• Form and finish (Does it hang or stand straight? Does it have gaps?, etc.)
• Special consideration to an event, individual or idea through embellishment or personalization
AESTHETIC VALUE (1-10 points) Evaluate the work as a whole, rating the aesthetic effect and appeal beyond the mere technical proficiency. Consider how you react to the entry (intuitive response) and other items not previously addressed.