The jury is assigned to select six laureates from all submissions. A ranking of the six chosen projects is not provided. The jury is free in its choice. The jury is entitled to not awarding all six prizes. Additionally the jury is free of especially highlighting any number of submissions beyond the six prizes.
The jury, additionally to the urbanana-Award, confers the special prize from the Greyfield Stiftung.
All submitted applications will be pre-checked by the Head of project FLOW.NRW concerning their fundamental eligibility. Criteria for the pre-check are the fulfilment of
a) content-related eligibility criteria (cf. II)
b) formal eligibility criteria (cf. III)
All submission that are assessed as eligible will be forwarded and made accessible digitally to the Jury for further audit.
Moreover they will be presented as nominees on the websites of urbanana with their brief summary and picture.
A jury session will be carried out. Prior to the session the jurors are supposed to inform themselves independently with the submitted application forms. In case of personal inability to attend jurors must submit their vote in writing. The jury session will take place after deadline in the premises of Tourismus NRW e.V. The jury session will take place in digital form, if in any case the session can not take place on-site.
Recommended criteria for the assessment of submissions
Equally balanced criteria for the assessment, which are recommended to the jury are
a) degree of innovation
b) unique positioning and authenticity
c) transferability of the project approach
d) added value potential
As simplification of the adjudication an assessment of points 1-10 for the different criteria is recommended. In accordance an evaluation sheet will be provided.
All nominated projects also applying for the special prize of the Greyfield Stiftung will be assessed separately. Besides the depicted criteria the assessment of a realistic utilisation of the participation at the Gourmetfestivals is essential for the awarding of the special prize.
To ensure the prize-giving in any case, a successor will be ascertained not only for the urbanana-Award but also for the special prize provided by the Wellfairs GmbH. These can be called out as winner projects retrospectively, in case another project withdraws from the award.
Mode of adjucation
Ideally, the jury makes its judgement in an open debate. In case the jury fails to reach unanimous agreement, the necessary decisions will be put to the vote by a show of hands with simple majority under the direction of the jury chairman/chairwoman. In case of a tie the vote of the jury chairman/chairwoman decides. Diverging to the mentioned procedure, in case of a tie regarding a decision for the spezial prize provided by the Wellfairs GmbH, the vote of the dispatched juror of the said company will decide.
Dr. Heike Döll-König, Managing Director Tourismus NRW e.V. (jury chairwoman)
Claudia Jericho, Director CREATIVE.NRW
Ljiljana Radlovic, Authorised shareholder representative DC Open
Dr. Ulrich Soénius, Managing Director division location policy IHK Köln
Thorsten Hellwig, Spokesman DEHOGA NRW
Sabine Rottmann, Projektmanager ruhr:HUB GmbH
Lara Jakob, Head of Project Wellfairs GmbH