Our GoSeeAwards debuted in 2014. And with more than 1,800 entries it immediately turned out to be quite the challenge too. There were 12 categories, though the 12th was our popular SCREENINGS-Award, honouring the most inspiring portfolio. The other 11 categories awarded projects and shoots. We called on the support of 100 international pros in Art Buying, Creation, magazine, PR, direct clients, to join us for the various panels.
Following an initial online round, the great finale with all jury panels took place on Friday 24 October in Berlin at Kaufhaus Jandorf – the awards ceremony followed on Saturday 25 October attended by an exclusive selection of guests (jury, UPdate exhibitors, photographers, press, VIPs and of course GoSee :-) )The event location served as a gallery on Saturday and Sunday and will always hold fond memories for us.
“Your GoSee Awards is a very exciting project. It was great to see how much support you got in the first year, I am already looking forward to next time. As Head of Jury the exhibition pin was a bit of a challenge but I am very pleased with the results of the NUDE/SKIN category.” Alice Feja, Head of Art Buying, Kolle Rebbe GmbH, Hamburg and Head of Jury NUDE/SKIN
“It was good to see how the jury dealt with Photography and Illustration. It probably wasn’t easy due to the sheer range of material and it is always exciting to observe just how a final decision is made. The fact that the jury entered some heated discussions on location with the work around them only goes to show that a creative exchange of ideas really did take place. GoSee is very pleased with the results and we are impressed with the high standards of the award.” Cyrus C. Halabian, CEO GoSee News Services.
"The GoSee Awards are incredibly promising and I really hope that in spite of the large effort involved you will continue them. We really needed an award for applied photography. The quality of photographic entries was great, no surprise, after all GoSee is at the very source of it all! When it comes to illustration there could be some room for improvement. Perhaps it is worth considering separating CGI and illustration in the long run, otherwise you just end up with too much work in a category that is impossible to compare. Other than that don’t make any changes!” Dr. Claudia Gerdes, PAGE MAGAZINE
"Back to Basic! It was great to catch up with the creative community who had all come to gather on this unique location. Like a FAMILY REUNION only the family keeps getting bigger and more international. CLASS and of course classy as always! Nothing beats meeting face to face. The GoSeeAWARDS were also great: I had lots of fun with my jury colleagues – finalists work was the focus of our conversation – absolute must sees!” Dirk Koeberle, Head of Marketing WORMLAND
“It was great to be one of the finalists. And even better to be a winner. It was nice to meet you briefly today. Thanks for all your hard work in organising this event!” Hannes Caspar (GOLD winner NUDE category)
Check out the selection of images of the 12 moodboards from the GoSeeAwards debut. For more information on the winners visit: GoSee.us///gold-silber-bronze-ganz-viele-merits. Many thanks to GoSee Member GIGANT PRINT WORKS Berlin for their printing support.