A big thank you goes to all the participants that have sent in their genius designs for a better everyday for the BraunPrize 2012! The BraunPrize team can proudly announce that it has received a record number of high quality submissions.
In June 2012, the BraunPrize jury gathered for the judging session at the BraunCollection in Kronberg. In the first judging session the internationally renowned five-member jury of design professionals evaluated and discussed the entries based on the proposals, which contained sketches, images, technical drawings, movies, animations and project descriptions.
The jury was overwhelmed by the outstanding quality of the submissions: “This has clearly exceeded our expectations. Our entrants had a big challenge to master – the scope was clearly defined as a genius design for a better everyday. The results are fabulous. It was very hard to make a choice, and we debated a lot, but I am convinced that we have now singled out some really superb projects for the last round” says Prof. Oliver Grabes, Head of Braun Design and Chairman of the BraunPrize jury.
In total the jury selected 50 outstanding projects to be part of the BraunPrize 2012 exhibition. 30 of them were chosen to be National Winners from 15 regions in the two categories: Design Students and Design Professionals & Enthusiasts.
The winners of the National BraunPrize Awards will be announced during the BraunPrize 2012 Award Ceremony at Braun in Kronberg, Germany. The jury also selected the 3 Global Finalists in each of the categories and the BraunPrize Sustainability Award Winners for 2012.
This final judging session takes place at the BraunPrize Forum in September, 2012. Here the 6 Finalists present their projects to 80 guest jurors, an exclusive circle consisting of experts in design and other areas of industry, technology and the media with a special focus on the field of design. Votes from the jury determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners of the BraunPrize 2012 in the Student and Professional & Enthusiast categories.
Prof. Oliver Grabes is very much looking forward to this date: “It will be fantastic to experience these outstanding 6 finalists projects in such a great forum, and to announce the 30 National Winners and the Sustainability Awards. At the same time I want to thank each and every participant who took up this great challenge and submitted his or her ideas. I have seen so much great quality and it was so hard to choose. I can just encourage everyone to keep going and to dare to design a genius design for a better everyday – every day; I am sure we’re going to see each other again one day at the BraunPrize.”
Statements of the jury about the first judging session: