For each month in 2010, House Corvus sponsored an A&S prize at one or more SCA events.1 The first, second, and third place winners in any given A&S competition at the event were awarded a Decameron Purse. The physical purse itself is the only prize actually given by the SCA event. Western tradition maintains, however, that it's bad luck to give a purse or wallet that is empty. Therefore, wholly privately, and not affiliated with the SCA in any way, House Corvus placed a first, second, and third place "award" inside each purse to encourage the continuance of that art.2
In addition, at Atlantian Twelfth Night in January 2011, an overall Grand Prize weighted drawing was planned with all of 2010's Decameron winners.3 For each First Place win, three (3) chances were entered in that person's name in the drawing. For each Second Place win, two (2) chances were entered in that person's name in the drawing. For each Third Place win, one (1) chance was entered in that person's name in the drawing. The Grand Prize was a cash award of $1000!
Falcon Cree, Atlantia
January 9, 2010
|Tempore Atlantia items from 1250-1492. Venice along the trade routes. Items appropriate to Italy in the 1500's. Kingdom Bard competition.|
Lady Rosanella Vespucci
Lady Nem Inghean Dochartaigh
Windmasters' Hill, Atlantia
February 13, 2010
|Scroll Blank Competition, sponsored by the Triton Principal Herald's Office. Norse Household Items Competition. Performing Arts Competition, sponsored by the Queen's Bard. Poeta Atlantiae Competition. Scrivener Royal Competition.|
Lady Deirdre O'Bardon
Mistress Derbhiled ni Liadhnáin
Hidden Mountain, Atlantia
May 22, 2010
|Open A&S competition with documentation. Kingdom scroll blank competition with the entries to be donated to the kingdom.|
Lady Megan of Tear-Sea’s Shore
Lady Anastasia dello Scudo Rosso
June 12, 2010
|Open A&S competition to determine Their Excellencies' Arts and Sciences Champion.|
Lord Conchobhar Mac Cionaoith
Lady Alys de Montcharmont
September 11, 2010
|The theme is France, 1420-1520. Men and Women’s clothing (worn or displayed). Cooking. Best Accessory: e.g. pouches, jewelry, pater nosters, head coverings, etc. Home furnishings: e.g. furniture, painted or woven tapestries, etc.|
Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter
Lady Lisett la Roux
Sacred Stone, Atlantia
October 9, 2010
|A&S pentathlon. Multiple categories.|
Oda Wlslagre dicta Widoeghe
Baron Khadir bar Yosef ha-Kuzari
November 20, 2010
|The American Hen (Turkey)! Use your creativity to incorporate the turkey in the art or science of your choice, including (but not limited to) pottery, glass, leather, scribal, embroidery, garb or even Turkey targets for archery.|
Mistress Branwen Wallis
Lady Patricia of Trakai
Windmasters' Hill, Atlantia
February 19, 2011
|House Corvus: DECAMERON Grand Prize Winner announced!|
1 Limit of one competition in Atlantia per month. One Atlantian event plus one non-Atlantian event, max.
2 The SCA does not award cash prizes. The Decameron Purse awards are solely and privately provided by House Corvus. First Place award is $100. Second Place award is $75. Third Place award is $50. While these awards don't begin to cover the expenses SCA artisans continually expend on projects that benefit the entirety of the SCA, the members of House Corvus wish to encourage and support the continued excellence demonstrated by the SCA's arts and sciences community.
3 Winner need not be present to win.
4 Members of House Corvus are eligible to enter any Decameron-affiliated A&S competition so long as none of the judges for that competition are in House Corvus.
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