For the Core77 Design Awards, one of the greatest departures from typical awards programs is our judging process. Instead of putting everyone on planes and flying them to one city, we selected 15 expert Jury Captains – one for each of the 15 award categories – in host cities around the world. Each of these captains picked 3-4 local experts in their category (within train, bike or jogging radius) to join them on their jury team. Jurors rated work based on intent, process, innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship, value and aesthetics. We are deeply grateful to our esteemed group of 74 international Jurors and Jury Captains who judged from the cities they call home in eight countries around the world.