When a member meets the requirements for the next rank, that member may call a Prize whenever they feel ready. The Prizor shall contact the Praeceptor, who will attempt to arrange space and time for the Prize at the desired event. A notice of the Prize shall be published in The Tidings when the Prize has been arranged.
The format of the Prize shall be as follows:
The Prizor will fight a number of duels, which increases with rank. All forms that the Prizor is authorized in must be used at least once. The floor is then opened for a minimum of 15 minutes, maximum of 30 minutes (or longer if time permits) to all comers.
- The Prize for a Cadet shall be 10 bouts before opening the floor.
- The Prize for a Scholar shall be 20 bouts before opening the floor.
- The Prize for a Free Scholar shall be 30 bouts before opening the floor.
- The Prize for a Provost shall be 40 bouts before opening the floor.
- The Prize for a Dean shall be 50 bouts before opening the floor.
Only bouts fought against members of the rank being fought for are counted, all other bouts are for exhibition. The Prizor must be victorious in at least one-third of all bouts fought against opponents of the rank being fought for. If the Prizor does not meet this minimum, then they may call a Prize at another event. If the Prizor meets the minimum, then they win the Prize.
Members successfully winning their Prize shall be invested in court by the ranking member present. If there is no court scheduled, then the member shall be invested in the new rank upon completion of the Prize.