Creative Heroes Award celebrates creativity with 60 nominees

The nominees for the Creative Heroes Award 2017 have been announced! The new award does not judge aesthetics, but puts the people behind a special project or collaboration in the limelight. From the 60 nominees, the jury will choose 12 winners, whom will be in the centre of the attention on 29 June, during a festive evening in Undercurrent in Amsterdam.

From the nearly 200 entries, 60 were selected by a jury of 15 experts. The entries were judged based on various social and economical aspects, such as the impact, innovation and added value. Amongst the nominees are Pieter Stoutjesdijk, known from his eco-shelter, the start-up company The Ocean Cleanup, and the collaboration that created Bottle-Up. For the full list, click here (in Dutch).

The 60 nominees are divided over 4 categories (Architecture, Interior, Product, and Next Generation), in which 5 nominees are chosen in each subcategory (person, organisation, and collaboration). In each subcategory, one winner will be chosen during the award ceremony.

The awards
The Dutch award was initiated by Guus Van Maarschalkerweerd and Materia’s own Jeroen Van Oostveen. The Creative Heroes Award celebrates the power of creativity and puts the human factor in the limelight, by focusing on the people behind new concepts and sustainable innovations. Because the award aims to stimulate and recognise creativity, no participation fee was required.

The award ceremony
On 29 June, the winners will be announced during a festive evening in Undercurrent in Amsterdam and you can be there! The evening starts at 18.00 and lasts until about 00.00h. The fee includes a goodie bag, valued €150. You can reserve tickets here.

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