Home Page > Information for Heralds > Book Heraldry > Submissions > Submission ReturnedIf a submission is returned, there may be several reasons for the return. Hopefully an explanation will be given on your letter of return that will explain what the problem is. If the heralds have time, there may actually be a discussion of ways to change your submission that can help solve the problem.
Here are some of the most common reasons for a return, and some suggestions for ways to resolve them:
AdministrativeAdministrative returns are invariably a case of the forms not filled out correctly, not enough forms were submitted, not enough money (or none) was submitted, or similar concerns. In these cases, the solution is usually pretty simple, and is described by the problem. If you are not sure how to resolve an administrative return, then you may need to contact the Matins Herald. Check the Contacts page of this website.
NameIf a name submission is returned, the most common reasons are:
Resolution -- In most cases, this will require consulting with the heralds. Your best bet is to find out when and where the consultation table will be available and speak to the heralds there. If you do not live in an area where this is possible, you should try contacting your local herald.
Resolution -- Check to make sure that you sent the appropriate documentation. You should photocopy the cover page of the book(s) used, and the page(s) of the books that show what you are documenting. Make three copies, one for each set of name forms. If the documentation you sent has a problem, that problem will be described and the resolution will depend on what the problem was.
Resolution -- The amount of modification needed to take the names out of conflict may be minor or may be substantial -- a lot depends on the name you are in conflict with. There is no simple resolution here.
Resolution -- If your submission is returned for incorrect grammar, the correct form will be given to you.
ArmoryThere are a few common reasons that armory submissions may be returned:
Resolution -- In some cases, the problem can be resolved by simply re-drawing (or having someone else do it) the submission. If that is the case, the heralds will provide you with a correct drawing to resubmit. In other cases, a redesign for a more medieval aesthetic may be in order. Work with the heralds to make sure that any new design does not have problems as well -- come to the consultation table, speak to your local herald, etc.
Resolution -- This would include demonstrating the standard form of a period artifact, or establishing that Europeans were familiar with a particular plant or animal in period, or providing the College with a heraldic reference for a charge.
Resolution -- Work with the heralds to come up with a version of your design that does have the required differences, or come up with a new design.
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