Cologne: 07.–09.09.2023 #kindundjugend

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The Jury 2023

The Jury

The independent jury is composed of representatives from international trade magazines for the baby and toddler market and health and safety experts.

Evaluation by the jury

Taking into account all the applications received by the closing date, in the first step the jury will assess which innovations will reach the final round of the competition on the basis of the product descriptions and product photos. In the second step - in the final round - the jury sifts through the products and decides on the nominated products and the winner of the respective category.

The jury members introduce themselves:

Member of the jury Ralf Ambos - Innovation Award Kind + Jugend

Ralf Ambos*

Services for mobility and safety at DEKRA Automobil GmbH, Germany

(*Participation in the preliminary judging)

Member of the jury Nils Bader - Innovation Award Kind + Jugend

Nils Bader

Founder of the Green Product Award and expert on sustainability, Germany

Member of the jury Daniele Caroli - Innovation Award Kind + Jugend

Daniele Caroli

Journalist and freelancer, Italy.

Since 1994 he has been working in the nursery products business running a trade magazine until 2018; he also was in charge of an Italian toy trade magazine from 2004 to 2013. He acted as President of Baby Care Magzines International (BCMI) an later of an Italian Toy Magazines Association (ITMA)

Member of the jury Penny Franks - Innovation Award Kind + Jugend

Penny Franks*

Editor-in-chief of Nursery Today, UK

(*Participation in the preliminary judging)

Member of the jury Urszula Kaszubowska - Innovation Award Kind + Jugend

Urszula Kaszubowska

Eidtor-in-chief of Branza Dziecieca Toys & Baby Products Trage Magazine, Poland

Member of the jury Carola Siksma-Ruiters - Innovation Award Kind + Jugend

Carola Siksma-Ruiters

Publisher and editor-in-chief of Baby Wereld, Netherlands