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Contest #2 - Name the New Section

TheNewCastle.org officially launches its Second Contest! The logo below is for our newest section. Can you name it? Please leave your guess, along with your name and email address (when you sign in to leave your guess), in the COMMENTS section at the bottom of this post's page. As we did in our previous contest, we will provide clues every month if we don't get a winner, so keep coming back and guess again if no winner has been found!

Prize

Like Contest #1, if you correctly guess the name of our new section based on the logo below, the award is $100 and $100 for the charity of your choice! Good luck!


Contest #1 - Name The Website

In March of 2014, The New Castle launched its first contest (http://futureishistory.org/). The contest was open to the public to guess the name of this website from a logo designed by Conrad Panganiban. The winner of the contest would win $100 and have $100 donated to that person's charity of choice. Every month a new clue would be given until the winner was found.

Clues

Clue #1 (posted 03/29/2014): Take-off from a Franz Kafka novel.

Clue #2 (posted 04/30/2014): Defying any Kafkaesque vision of human fate, logo symbolizes transcendence.

Clue #3 (posted 06/02/2014): The logo symbolizes the vision of that ideal state.

Clue #4 (posted 07/01/2014): The name of the logo/website contains 3 words.

Clue #5 (posted 07/15/2014): The name of the logo/website is: The [blank] Castle. Fill in the Blank.

Guesses

March 14, 2014 by Josh Torres: Circle Tree

March 17, 2014 by Cynthia Bonta wrote: Intriguing logo. I see edifice of civilization, family trees, intertwined roots, the world, the continents: Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa. Guess: Global Family

March 17, 2014 by Carmencita Choy wrote: Her-story denotes history from a woman’s perspective, rather than his-story. Guess: Herstory

March 30, 2014 by Marq Bautista wrote: If that is Kafka’s Castle, I would guess Fortress Filipino, though that is rather defensive.

March 31, 2014 by Marq Bautista wrote: I assume the fortified tower in the background is a reference to Kafka’s Castle, and that the vegetation, being pretty, is meant to portray sn idealized Filipino plant, I will guess, Fortress Phillipines.

March 31, 2014 by Denzell Sabado: The Castle

April 3, 2014 by Estella Habal: Metamorphoses

April 6, 2014 by Elizabeth wrote: I see Franz Kafka’s The Castle referenced (society), as well as roots (heritage), and my final answer is Philippine Heritage Society!

April 6, 2014 by Oscar Peñaranda: Bamboo Citadel

April 26, 2014 by Steve Arevalo: Connecting Together

May 31, 2014 by Cecilia Gaerlan wrote: I concur w Elizabeth except the last word Phil Heritage Foundation

July 10, 2014 by Uncle Anton: The New Castle (Winner)

July 22, 2014 by Daz Lamparas: The Grand Castle

For information about the Winner, please visit The Winner of the Name the Website Contest blog post.

The Winner of the Name the Website Contest

The Tree of Knowledge logo for The New Castle Society is represented by a bamboo plant. Its roots are interwoven to the outer circle's braids to symbolize that as our collective knowledge grows, the stronger our Society becomes and continues to cycle infinitely.

The Tree of Knowledge logo for The New Castle Society is represented by a bamboo plant. Its roots are interwoven to the outer circle's braids to symbolize that as our collective knowledge grows, the stronger our Society becomes and continues to cycle infinitely.

The winner of the Guess the Logo Contest is...

Anton S. from Oakland, CA.

Anton's process for arriving at his answer: "As I am a chess player, when I first looked at the logo, I saw a rook, but then I saw the clue that it was a take-off from a Kafka novel, so I figured, okay it's not "Rook" but "The Castle" ("Das Schloss"). Now to the plant, I thought. Maybe grapevines, but the leaves didn't seem that way, so I figured there's no chance I can be certain what it is, so I'll assume it's a visual metaphor--Knowing that Kaibigan deeply values improving the lives of people, it seemed like the idea of a new society jibed with I saw: growth, and the braid representing strength through working together/helping each other out, and an emphasis on the roots which I thought represented things such as solid grounding, nourishment, connectedness to history. Then I thought that this sounded familiar, like something I'd see referenced in "The Original Writings of Philip Vera Cruz" by Sid Amores Valledor, but I couldn't quite remember, so I looked in the notes section of the book and found a reference to "The New Castle: Reaching for the Ultimate" by Malachi Martin which said "...with its liberating and transcendent power, the New Castle is a metaphor for a new vision of knowing and living." I said, "That's got to be it: The New Castle.""

For correctly guessing the name of the logo, $100 was awarded to him as well as $100 was donated, in his name, to Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County. Congratulations, Anton!

Guess the Logo Contest Background

Beginning in March 2014, a website (thefutureishistory.org) was launched as a way to bring interest to the The New Castle Society. This was accomplished by having people guess the name of the logo above. Monthly clues were added to the site between the months of  March to July and the guesses were posted to the site. 

Clue #1 (posted 03/29/2014): Take-off from a Franz Kafka novel.

Clue #2 (posted 04/30/2014): Defying any Kafkaesque vision of human fate, logo symbolizes transcendence.

Clue #3 (posted 06/02/2014): The logo symbolizes the vision of that ideal state.

Clue #4 (posted 07/01/2014): The name of the logo/website contains 3 words.

Clue #5 (posted 07/15/2014): The name of the logo/website is: The [blank] Castle. Fill in the Blank.