The WorldMediaFestival is different to most others.
Attention on target groups: Work is judged not just on its creative and technical excellence, but also - and especially - on how well it speaks to its target audience. International, independent expert jury groups in Europe and overseas judge all entries prior to the festival event. Entries are not judged on budget. Entries from large or small organisations have an equal chance of winning.
The best entries will be awarded with an intermedia-globe SILVER and an intermedia-globe GOLD. As a winner of an intermedia-globe GOLD, your programme becomes a nominee for an intermedia-globe GRAND AWARD (best in each of the 14 main Festival categories) from which the Special Jury for Excellence selects the winner of the intermedia-globe GRAND PRIX (best of all Festival entries). The Special Award winners are selected by the relevant special juries.
All winners of the intermedia-globe Silver and Gold are notified prior to the festival event to make sure they are present at the Gala for the Award Presentation Ceremony personally.
The winners of the GRAND AWARDS and the GRAND PRIX, along with the winners of the SPECIAL AWARDS, will be announced at the Gala for the Award Presentation Ceremony in Hamburg in the evening of May 13, 2009 - not before.