Awards for Archery

Black Pheon

The Black Pheon recognizes people for their skill and enthusiasm in the use of the bow and arrow.  Throughout the SCA timeline, archery was used for hunting and war, so our competitions are often designed to mimic situations faced by medieval archers.  Archers use recurve bows, crossbows and longbows and there is a focus on natural materials such as wood and feathers in our bows and arrows. The Black Pheon has the first level of precedence for Kingdom archery awards, above an Award of Arms. (more detail)

Azure Archers of Atenveldt

This award is given for excellence in teaching archery and skill with bow and arrow, or crossbow.  This award has a higher level of precedence in our archery awards, above a Black Pheon. (more detail)

Commander of the Azure Archers

The Commander is given to someone who has an Azure Archer and continues to show outstanding mastery in teaching archery plus skill with bow and arrow. This is a very special award as only one may be given out per reign and the Crown puts a lot of thought into their choice.  The award includes a Grant of Arms and has a higher precedence than the Azure Archer. (more detail)


The honorary title of "Bowmaster" in medieval archery reenactment requires many hours of practice. On reaching this rank in the Kingdom of Atenveldt, the archer is recognized with a scroll from the Crown and recorded in the Order of Precedence. Bowmasters in Atenveldt must achieve an average of 85-100 in their three highest Royal Round[1] scores during a 12 month period in any of the SCA archery divisions .

Visit the order of precedence

An archer may achieve separate ranks in more than one of these divisions. Round Divisions are:

  • Open Hand Bow
  • Period Hand Bow
  • Open Crossbow
  • Period Crossbow
  • Youth

Badges for Atenveldt Archery Awards

All Awards B. of Atenveldt Tir Ysgithr
Sun Dragon Mons Tonitrus Twin Moons
Ered Sul Granite Mountain