The composition of the European Design Awards jury is really special: Editors and publishers of magazines across Europe come together for three days to sift and evaluate the print categories. This time the nine jurors came from Iceland, Sweden, Norway, UK, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Germany. In the digital jury seven colleagues from France, Germany, Sweden, UK, Russia and Greece deliberated over entries in their specialist area. In total the organisers received more than 1000 entries from 26 countries – 32 of them won gold, 49 silver, 49 bronze, and a further 90 reached the final round. From the statistics alone, you can indeed see how high the quality bar was set, and from the prize-winning works it is evident that name, size of studio, budget or reputation played no role in the selection. Innovation, craft skill and relevance were the deciding factors – and these can indeed be demonstrated excellently in small projects, too.