When it comes to deciding who will be the award winners, we rely on the "wisdom of the crowd". In addition to the interdisciplinary jury, the submissions will first be judged by a panel of experts consisting of experts from the Federal Environment Agency and the Project Advisory Board. This combines professional competence in the fields of ecological sustainability and design.

In this section, we asked experts who have a say in the awarding of the German Federal Ecodesign Award individually what is important to them in judging the submitted contributions.