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The results on the OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2013 are in:

Of the more than 300 entries submitted, the panel of experts selected 52 product innovations as award-winners, of those eleven were also honored with a GOLD award.

 A panel of experts judged the 316 entries from 27 different countries from around the world in Hannover at the end of June. 52 products had the judges convinced: they are the recipients of this year’s OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD. Eleven product innovations were also selected from among all the award-winners for their outstanding design and innovative quality and honored with a GOLD award.

The OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD was presented during OutDoor, the leading international trade show in this field, in Friedrichshafen for the eighth time. The competition, which has established a solid reputation as a seal of quality for design and innovation, is hosted by Messe Friedrichshafen and conceived and organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH.
Entries were accepted in the following categories: Apparel/Helmets/Shoes, Backpacks/Travel luggage, Mountain-climbing equipment, Camping equipment, Sleeping bags, Accessories, Products with high ecological and sustainable value and Material innovations.
The members of the jury included Felix Bächli (Bächli Bergsport AG, Nänikon/Switzerland), Laurence Guyon (Escalade Mag, Sermano/France), Mark Held (European Outdoor Group, Zug/ Switzerland), Alix von Melle (expedition mountaineer, Munich/Germany), Graham Thompson (Trail Magazine, Peterborough/Great Britain) and Frank Wacker (Outdoor Magazin, Stuttgart/Germany). During the judging session, the panel of experts placed a particular focus on such evaluation criteria as the degree of innovation, design quality, workmanship, choice of materials, environmental compatibility, sustainability, functionality, utility, safety and trendsetting character and brand value/branding.
The prize-winners will be officially honored on the evening of the first day of the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen on the Fashion-Show stage in the Foyer Ost (East Foyer) at 5:30 pm on 11 July 2013. All the award-winning products will be on display during the show in the Foyer Ost.
The "OutDoor Celebrity of the Year” will be honored directly after the Awards Ceremony. Messe Friedrichshafen is awarding this title - once again for the eighth time - to a personality who has made a very special contribution to the outdoors sector.

For more information, please contact:
Silke Hartung
iF Press Office
iF International Forum Design GmbH
Bahnhofstrasse 8 / 30159 Hannover
Tel.: +49.160.7015225
E-mail: silke.hartung@ifdesign.de
Frank Gauß
Press spokesperson
Messe Friedrichshafen
Neue Messe 1 / 88046 Friedrichshafen
Tel.: +49.7541.708-310
E-mail: frank.gauss@messe-fn.de

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