Nominated by Minerva students. Voted on by student across the country.

  1. Students in the Minerva portfolio program at The University of Alabama choose the nominees each year.
  2. Then, students (must use a .edu email address) from around the country vote for their favorites.
  3. Votes are tallied. The winner receives a beautiful bronze Backbone Award. The next two runners-up receive a stunning aluminum Backbone Awards.

Question: How do I enter myself or my work in The Backbone Awards?

Answer: There are no nomination or submission forms. Want to get on our radar for a Backbone Award? Be a good person and do great work.