New forms as of February 16, 2017!
New submission forms are now in use by the Kingdom of
Atenveldt. They have the authorization date Laurel
v. 3.0; Atenveldt v1.0 (Laurel Approved [16 Feb 2017])
printed in the lower right hand corner.
These are the ONLY
forms upon which submissions can be made; if you submit
name or armory on any old form (and there are several
incarnations of the old forms), you will be asked to
transfer the information onto the new forms.
SUBMISSION FEES: Submission fees in the Kingdom of Atenveldt are $7.00/new item (name, device, badge, or a new change for any of these), as of January 2009. There is NO fee for a resubmission; there is only a fee once a submission has been registered by the S.C.A. College of Arms, and a client wishes to change it.
These forms require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF)
or Microsoft Word (RTF). Please use care in printing the PDF files as an
extra margin may be added on some systems and shrink the form size down.
If this happens you cannot use the PDF form and will need to use the RTF form.
The Word files can be edited to
type in your information and to insert the graphic if desired.
- Name form (PDF)
- Device Form (PDF)
- Badge Form (PDF)
Filling Out Submission Forms
(easily, painlessly, and so the heralds really like you!)
When filling out the forms, please bear a few things
- Make sure that if using a device or badge form, the
size of the display space matches the dimensions listed
in the form. For a device, the shield shape should be 5
inches wide and 6 inches tall. For a badge the space
should be 4.5 inches square. Forms that are excessively
"shrunk" can and have been returned for redrawing.
- The space marked "Name being submitted (if different
from above)" is where household names, alternate names,
order names and war band names go. The "Society Name"
should always list the submitter's primary persona
name. This directs the submission to that person's
file, if the primary persona name (and any related
armory) has already been registered. The top line on
every submission form is for the primary persona name
- Don't include titles in the primary persona name.
- If you are submitting a device or a badge, consider
buying an 8-pack of Crayola crayons or markers, then
tossing out the brown and orange ones. What you will
be left with is are the "classic" heraldic tinctures,
bright, vivid colors that are easy to identify.
- Mechanically-colored submission forms (color photocopies
or color printers) WILL BE RETURNED for recoloring
in a non-color-shifting medium.
Poor quality color photocopies has been a real reason
for some returns by the Laurel Office. There's no reason
to court disaster of this nature, so returning submissions
colored this way is the simplest solution.
- Leave argent areas white! Make Or areas yellow!
Using metallic paints, metallic colored pencils and metallic crayons has
been another reason for return. Once the armory is
registered, you may use any medium to express it upon a
shield, banner or garb (metallic paint, lame' fabrics,
and the like). Metallic on forms often discolors and
confuses the Laurel Office. [The College of Arms isn't
doing this to be mean--there are so many submissions
that must be dealt with that it adheres rigidly to the
concept of Armory as a swift, simple means of
identification; if the people attending the Laurel
meeting cannot distinguish colors clearly on the
submission forms, this is armory that is just as
unacceptable as poor design.]
- Try to blazon the armory; this helps heralds up the
line who might wonder if this is a lion's head or a
wolf's head or a panther's head. It's a good idea to
put the blazon in pencil, since it will likely
undergo some modification. If heraldic terms are
completely lost upon you, it still helps if you note
"this is a lion's head."
- The shield shape is merely shorthand for the
heralds (again, rapid identification of the armory
being a device rather than a badge), and some
submitters, particularly ladies, might think that they
are required to use a lozenge for a device submission.
This is not the case. Once registered, armory can be
displayed on a lozenge, a square or rectangular banner,
or any number of shield shapes, many of which are very
characteristic of certain time periods and/or
geographic locales (i.e., German and Italian shields).
Following these guidelines will avoid having a
submission returned for an administrative reason, which
only delays the submission process.