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!

SCA Event
A&S Competition Description
Winner(s)4
Kingdom Twelfth Night
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.
THL Lidia de Ragusa
First Place

Lady Rosanella Vespucci
Second Place

Lady Nem Inghean Dochartaigh
Third Place

Tourney of Ymir
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.
Lord Enequy Erensaurlezelasgarria
First Place

Lady Deirdre O'Bardon
Second Place

Mistress Derbhiled ni Liadhnáin
Third Place

Baronial Birthday
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.
Baroness Etain of Sutherland
First Place

Lady Megan of Tear-Sea’s Shore
Second Place

Lady Anastasia dello Scudo Rosso
Third Place

Gyldenholt Anniversary
Gyldenholt, Caid
June 12, 2010
Open A&S competition to determine Their Excellencies' Arts and Sciences Champion.
Dame Tonwen ferch Gruffudd Aur
First Place

Lord Conchobhar Mac Cionaoith
Second Place

Lady Alys de Montcharmont
Third Place

Baronial Birthday & Investiture
Lochmere, Atlantia
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.
Baron Gamlr Ingolfsson
First Place

Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter
Second Place

Lady Lisett la Roux
Lord Fulk the Bald

Tied for Third Place

War of the Wings V
Sacred Stone, Atlantia
October 9, 2010
A&S pentathlon. Multiple categories.
Mistress Blitha of Wolfhou
First Place

Oda Wlslagre dicta Widoeghe
Second Place

Baron Khadir bar Yosef ha-Kuzari
Third Place

Holiday Faire
Stierbach, Atlantia
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 Blitha of Wolfhou
First Place

Mistress Branwen Wallis
Second Place

Lady Patricia of Trakai
Third Place

Tourney of Ymir
Windmasters' Hill, Atlantia
February 19, 2011
House Corvus: DECAMERON Grand Prize Winner announced!
$1000 prize winner named!


Lady Nem Inghean Dochartaigh
Grand Prize


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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