Acceptable Kingdom scrolls meet these guidelines:
Please note: The King and Queen can make decrees which can affect the wording and structure of scrolls. The Trillium Signet will inform the scribes of any special request from the Crown.
They are made of suitable materials.
They include the necessary information and spaces for appropriate signatures.

• Name of Royalty giving the Award
• Recipient’s full SCA name
• Full name of award being given (no abbreviations)
• Reason for award
• Date and name of event and where it is held (shire/ canton/barony)
The inclusion of all of these elements is required so that the award is “official”. If elements from the above list are not included you run the risk of having the award’s validity being questioned, as Kingdom law states that each of the awards must be “proclaimed in Court”. The Trillium Herald shall set out the standards for the required elements within the Heraldic Operating Policies.
The Date consists of Modern Month and Day (so there is a record of when the award was given), and Society year, (Anno Societatis means year of the Society. A .S. can be used. )
SCA dates begin the year on May 1st (i.e. April 30, 2003 = 30th Day of April, Anno Societatis XXXVII and May 1, 2003 = 1st Day of May, Anno Societatis XXXVIII)
The signatures of the King and Queen are usually placed near the bottom of the scroll text. Also leave a 2 ½ inch diameter space for the Kingdom Seal.

All awards should have the badge of the award on it. (once passed by the Laurel Sovereign of Arms). This can be incorporated into the illumination or in the text area other than where the Seal and King and Queens names are to go. GOA-level and above scrolls should also include an achievement of the recipient’s arms. (see the section on Basic Achievements for Scribes later in this handbook for details)

They fit in standard-size picture frames. (5X7, 8X10,11x14,12x16,16x20, 18x24, 20X24, 24x30 ,24x36) unless other wise specified.

Leave a margin, so the scroll can be matted and framed, ½ inch to 1 ½ is good.

Make sure your calligraphy fits the style and period of the Illumination.

Keep scrolls flat never roll them.

Proper credit is given for all work. Please sign your work on the back.

Calligraphy by (scribe A) and Illumination by (scribe B) are fairly common.
The amount of illumination depends on the type of scroll and level of award you are doing.

A clearly handwritten or computer-typed copy of the wording of the scroll should be attached to the back of the
scroll (so that the Heralds do not have to decipher calligraphy during court)