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Andrew Kner - President of the Jury
Born in Hungary, where his family has been involved in design and publishing since the 18th century. He came to the United States in 1940 at the age of 5, and received both his BA (1957) and his MFA (1959) from Yale University. He worked in promotion design for "Time, Inc.", "Esquire", and "Look Magazine" before joining The New York Times as Art Director for the "Sunday Book Review". In 1970 he became Executive Art Director at The New York Times Promotion Department, a position he held until 1984 when he left to join Backer & Spielvogel as Senior Vice President, Creative Director for Sales Promotion. In 1990 he left to join RC Publications as Creative Director and Art Director of Print and Scenario Magazines (he Art Directed Print on a free lance basis from 1963 to 1990). He left RC Publications in April of 2000 to free-lance. He has won over 150 awards for design and Art Direction. Posters he has designed are part of the permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian and the Louvre. He teaches Communication Design at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He served as President of the New York Art Directors Club from 1983 until 1985, and currently sits on the Art Directors Club Advisory Board.

Vahur Kalmre
Editor of "Postimees" - newspaper published in Tallin, Estonia. Member of SND (Society for News Design), international organisation based in USA. For many years he has been publication design consultant. He participated in many projects in Estonia. The latest one is "Eesti Spordilehte" sport weekly periodical. He is senior designer in Posteemees Media Group. He also runs website about graphic design He is one of inventors and organisers of Estonian newspaper design contest.

Grzegorz Lindenberg
He was instrumental in the rise of two of Poland's most prominent post-communist era newspapers, Solidarity-inspired "Gazeta Wyborcza", which he served as founding General Director (1989-91); and "Super Express", Poland's ground-breaking tabloid, where he was President and Editor in Chief (1991-1995). Mr. Lindenberg was also a pioneer of the internet movement in Poland, in 1996 launching the ISP and web developer Super Media, and in 2000 eCard, an internet payment service. He served both those firms as President before opening an independent media consultancy in 2001. Mr. Lindenberg holds an MA in social psychology (1979) and a Ph.D in sociology (1985), both from Warsaw University's Institute of Sociology. In 1986-87 he was a research associate at the Russian Research Center at Harvard University under a Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship, and taught undergraduate studies in Soviet Politics as a visiting professor at Boston University. Mr. Lindenberg has served as a member of the management board of the Warsaw-based Stefan Batory Foundation since 1996.

Anna Ostlund
She has been a reporter and editor for more than 14 years at several Swedish news papers. She has also been a communication consultant, focusing on both internal and external communication at companies such as Ericsson. She's currently project manager at an advertising agency, working with marketing communication for SSAB Swedish Steel. Anna Ostlund has been SND Scandinavia board member since 1999 and now she is serving as a president of SND Scandinavia.

Rolf F. Rehe
Typographer, designer and journalist educated at Indiana University, where he has been also teaching typography for 10 years. He has been graphic design consultant since 1981. Author of two books: "Typography and Newspaper Design" and "Typography: How make it clear". His company Design Research International has offices in Viena (Austria) and Florida (USA). He has specialised in developing and using typography in press and internet. He has realised projects in 35 countries on 5 continents. Lately he was working on graphical changes of "Postimes" (Estonia), "Deccan Herald" (India) and "Vorarlberger Nachrichten" (Austria).

Tomasz Tomaszewski
Photographer, born in Warsaw, Poland. He started his photographic career with Polish magazines and worked with "Solidarity Weekly" as well as the underground press. In 1992 his work received honourable mention in the magazine news category of the Washington Journalism Review awards. His pictures have appeared in "Stern", "Paris Match", "Geo", "Time", "US News & World Report", and the "New York Times". Tomasz Tomaszewski is a regular contributor to National Geographic.

Adam Żebrowski
Chimera Grand Prix 2003 Winner. Chimera Grand Prix 2003 Winner. Free lancer graphician educated at Mikolaj Kopernik University of Torun. He works as designer and copywriter for advertising agencies, publishers and other companies. Author of TV scripts and TV shows graphic identity. He is focused at relation between graphics and words.

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