See the Kingdom Calendar for date and location.
The Laurels of Ansteorra believe that artisans who don't like to compete should also have a venue for display of their works and for constructive criticism.
Laurel's Prize Tourney is a body of work display of the various types of arts that a person has researched and attempted, or a display of a single art showing improvements and variations over time. You can bring works in progress and ask questions. The event is designed for the benefit of the artists who want good, in-depth commentary from the Laurels without competing for a score. Most commonly held indoors. Supporting documentation is recommended but not required.
This is a display format where you are not limited in the number of items that you bring to display. It means that you have the opportunity to show off many or all of the items that you have created.
This is a bit more difficult to answer. The offhand answer is more than one item. You want to bring as many items as you can, but you do not want to bring practice pieces or items that do not represent you well. Four very good pieces of work are better than 15 mediocre pieces of work. Here are a few examples of types of body-of-work displays:
A body of work competition can be a lot of work for the artist to set up. Everything that you bring should be displayed in a pleasing manner. This is another reason to be discriminating in the items that you bring. As stated above, four nice items that are decoratively displayed are much more pleasing than 15 items tossed out on a table.
In Ansteorra, Laurel Prize is a body-of-work display. It is not a scored competition. This event is specifically designed for artisans to display the breadth and depth of their arts, in a non-competitive environment, and get feedback from the Laurels. As the Laurels visit your display, they will want to provide you with as much information as they can to help you further your arts, so you really want to bring your notepad to this event.
For some good information, tips and suggestions on participating in body of work displays such as Laurels Prize, see:
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