Filipino Wins Design Tilt for US Nat'l Humanities Medal

 Paul Balan's winning medal design (Source:humanitiesmedaldesign.challengepost.com)

Paul Balan's winning medal design (Source:humanitiesmedaldesign.challengepost.com)

Filipino immigrant Paul Balan, from Paete, Laguna, won a $3,000 prize in a design competition sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities that attracted 131 entries, including two from Balan, reports the Chicago Tribune. He designed the gold-plated medal that shows Lady Liberty in a diadem and flowing dress.