Not exactly »bad luck« indeed! With no less than 13 awards and distinctions in the ADC Junior Competition 2020, the DHBW Media Design department is once again one of the most highly awarded universities in Germany. 1x Gold, 2x Silver, 5x Bronze and 5 Awards! WOW! Congratulations to all students and graduates – a really great result, which once again honours the extraordinary study results of our media design family.

The awarded projects in detail:

Gold (spatial staging): »Nachklang – Eine interaktive Soundinstallation« by Erik Weiss, Lars Schönfelder and Valentin von Uslar-Gleichen.

Silver (Game Design): VR game »Somnor« by Annalena Greger, Saara Neumüller, Julia Sonnleitner and Vera Walter

Silver (media art): BA final thesis »Everywhere« by Pascal Santaella

Bronze (poster): »Ein Herz für Lieferando« by Shannon Rogers, Johannes Lörz, Jonathan Kopetzky

Bronze (media art): installation »Image with Sound« by Ole Bornitz

Bronze (media art): installation »Refraction« by Maximilian Lahr, Jannis Zimmermann, Lukas Feldhoff

Bronze (book design): BA final thesis »Holy Shit – The book of the new deity« by Johanna Schnappauf

Bronze (design): BA final thesis »Lexicon of designed role clichés« by Julia Pfeiffer

Award (animation): »Unlocky« by Annalena Greger, Natalie Friedrich, Ronja Krohz

Award (animation): BA final thesis »The Carousel« by Laetitia Kroschewski

Award (media art): installation »Sequential Thoughts« by Pascal Santaella, Sebastian Wilhelm, Daniel Lassak

Award (design): BA final thesis »K(L)ITORIS – The Contraception Kit« by Julia Raschke

Award (advertising / short / online film): BA final thesis »ZMS – Frissy« by Elisabeth Peukert, Franziska Weber

The judging of the Art Directors Club Germany competitions took place in mid-May parallel to the ADC Festival 2020. This year, Germany’s largest creative festival moved from Hamburg to the digital space, and renowned international protagonists, pioneers and lateral thinkers from all disciplines of creative communication took part. During the ADC No Congress on May 14th on Facebook Live their talks and presentations inspired and discussed perceptions on this year’s motto »The Power of No«. On 15 May, the winners of the ADC Nails and Grands Prix of the ADC Competition and the ADC Junior Competition were also announced digitally.

With its repeatedly successful entries in the 2020 competition, the Media Design department at Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg Ravensburg fosters its position as one of the most successful creative universities in Germany. The range of categories in which the department’s work has been awarded prizes impressively reflects its cross-media understanding of design and ranges from spatial communication or book design to VR game design, animation, motion design and even media art.

Once again, congratulations to all winners!