Selection of the winning projects happens in three phases. At first submitted documents will be reviewed to ensure that criteria are satisfied. Open questions can at this stage be addressed by telephone or email. Out of the projects submitted from Hungary, our Hungarian project evaluators Prof András Kelen and Nóra Somlyódy will select projects for a shortlist. Veronika Janyrova and Petra Abrahamova will be responsible for the pre-selection of the Czech projects.
From these shortlists and the other submitted projects Anna Thier and Bernhard Litschauer-Hofer together with the jury coordinator Petra Radeschnig MA will pre-select 25 projects for the jury. Each member of the jury can then nominate two further projects.
Out of these pre-selected 37 (at most) projects, the jury will then in a first round determine the 15 prize winning projects. Following this, the six or seven projects deemed most worthy of one of the three main prizes will be visited on site. After this, the jury will in a final round choose the three top prizes and the twelve 1,000 Euro-prizes.
This year there are 36 nominated projects: 19 from Austria, 8 from Hungary, 6 from the Czech Republic, 2 from Croatia and one from Slovakia. Congratulations!
The 15 actual award winning projects and the winners of the audience award will be announced only on 1st of May at the Award Ceremony.