The Minerva is an award given people who have won an essay contest on this blog.
This photo shows the first “flock” of Minervas, ready to go into the mail.
The Minervas were created to encourage people to ask cultural questions and craft cultural answers.
Winners so far:
Carlen Lea Lesser (for the “Understanding the Return of Gill Sans” contest)
Juri Saar (for the “Who’s a good doggie woggie?” contest)
Reiko Waisglass (for the “Who’s a good doggie woggie?” contest)
Brent Shelkey (for the “Who’s a good doggie woggie?” contest)
Daniel Saunders (for the “JJ Abrams vs. Joss Whedon” contest)
Tim Sullivan (for the “Karen Black vs. Betty White” contest)
Lauren LaCascia (for the “Showtime vs. USA Networks” contest)
Diandra Mintz (for the “Showtime vs. USA Networks” contest)
Mark Boles (for the “Antique Roadshow vs. Pawn stars” contest)
Indy Neogy (for the “Nordic Noir” contest)
Judges so far:
Members of the faculty of the SVA (School of Visual Arts) ‘masters in branding’ program, specifically:
and Richard Shear
Rick Boyko, Director and Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Schuyler Brown, Skylab
Bryan Castaneda (soon to be sworn in as) Attorney At Law
Ana Domb, C3, MIT
Mark Earls, author, Herd
Brad Grossman, Grossman and Partners
Christine W. Huang, PSFK, Huffington Post and Global Hue