20. A bad design with a good presentation is doomed eventually.
A good design with a bad presentation is doomed immediately.
- Dave Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design
I really have no time left to consider presentation on my entries for Poeta and especially Tempore Atlantia. In Tempore Atlantia, I will be sharing a table with all manner of fabuous static A&S items. A binder with some music and notes stuffed in it does not show well next to a Norman gown with hand-embroidered trim, glittering period jewelry, or detailed illuminations with gorgeous calligraphy.
In this case, it's a weak entry anyway. Presentation will not cost me the competition; content will. But in general, I should consider what kind of presentation I can give to my poetry and/or music. And it should be modular: the artfully designed tableau meant to evoke a scribe's table might be fine when there's room for it, but an evocative and attractive binder might do for a crowded table.