Cologne: 03.–05.09.2024 #kindundjugend

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The Jury 2024

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 Nils Bader - Innovation Award Kind + Jugend

Nils Bader

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

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

Penny Franks

Editor-in-chief of Nursery Today, UK

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

Urszula Kaszubowska

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

Innovation Award Katja Keienburg

Katja Keienburg

Editor-in-chief of baby&junior, Germany

She has been working at Meisenbach Verlag since 2010, was on parental leave for four years in the meantime and has been in charge of the trade magazine baby&junior since March 2020. In 2021, she was a member of the jury for the Green Product Award for the first time and has been involved in the Innovation Award since 2023.

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

Carola Siksma-Ruiters

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

Member of the jury Sara Urbainczyk - Innovation Award Kind + Jugend

Sara Urbainczyk

Co-founder and managing director of "Echte Mamas", the largest social community for mothers in Germany