Rheingold Award 1997

International creative | achievement award . field interactivemedia . "GERI-Simulator" . first place

Abstract from the Call for Works

Multimedia productions overflow the market and it is high time, to demand quality and not quantity. On the occasion of the congress fair komm 97, an international jury will meet on September 11, 1997 in Düsseldorf in order to separate the good from the best and to award these ideas and toils with the gold, silver and bronze Rheingold Awards.

The Jury

The jury of the Rheingold Awards isn't impressed by names or budgets, but rather by innovative design strategies, that are media compatible, exciting and user-friendly. This task was assigned to:

Stefan Telegdy: WYSIWYG Software Design, Düsseldorf, Jury Spokesman
Manfred Becker: Eyes&Ears of Europe/Creative Director RTL, Cologne
Oliver Herrgesell: Journalist, Head of Department Media and Modern Living, DIE WOCHE, Hamburg
Paulus Neef: Presidnet of the dmmv/Managing Director Pixelpark, Berlin
Julian Gibbs, Intro, London
Zornitza Stefanova: Consultant, San Francisco

Award Ceremony

The presentation of the Rheingold Awards was on Friday September 12, 1997 in the form of a party, which was broadcasted live on the WDR's (a German TV network) "happy hour". Ger Ger was unable to be in attendance.

During komm 97, the premiered works were presented in the Multimedia Center The Garden, Rathausufer 8.