Ideas, concepts and visions for the future of communication are the focus of the “Future Award” competition, which was held for the 8th time this year.

Out of more than 100 submissions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the bachelor project of DHBW Media Design graduate Anastasia Bondarenko was awarded the AVM special prize of 1,000 euros. The “eco monsters” she developed are to be used to promote environmental behaviour among children. “With playful ease, children are made aware of the importance of our environment,” said Alexandra Marksteiner, AVM’s Human Resources Manager, explaining the jury’s choice.

The Future Prize for Communication is awarded annually by the German Association for Post, Information Technology and Telecommunications (DVPT) and is aimed at student projects that deal innovatively with developments in the future digital world of work and life. The topics range from communication aids in the medical field, communicating clothing, new types of smartphones and apps to new transnational networks and communities.
Patrons of the competition are in particular the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and the UN-HABITAT Programme of the United Nations.

The exhibition of the work and the award ceremony as part of the “Future Convention – Next Level Communication” took place on Monday, 28 October at the Museum of Communication in Frankfurt/Main.