We loved it when we first saw it.
Props to Irina, she’s used a few. Great fun.
John Edwin Mason comments:
“I asked David Alan Harvey (Burn’s founder and curator, as you know) how candidates for the prize were selected. He said that they nominated themselves.
It seems to me that this is a model that other prizes and festivals should adopt. Relying on nominators to suggest names too easily reproduces in-groups — colleagues, friends, friends of friends, and proteges. It’s a natural human tendency. Self-nominations avoid this.”