Design agencies, individual designers, and manufacturers from 43 countries entered their best designs in a total of 21 categories. The ePDA has received the largest amount of entries from Germany, Italy and USA making it a truly international competition. From products to packaging design to design concepts and prototypes, the European Product Design Award chronicles the most eminent trends in product design worldwide. \tAll products are evaluated by an expert jury of luminaries \tThe jury committee is comprised of independent designers, clients, design educators and editors who are devoted to brilliance in design. \tThe Evaluation is based on a range of criteria that are constantly adapted to current standards. Since ePDA does not evaluate physical products, it realizes on a \u201cCode of Honor\u201d to ensure the designers present their works as truthfully and accurately as possible. The Jury session Hundreds of entries were evaluated by a jury of 19 experts in product design. In a judging process that took over a week, the jury selected 24 Platinum winners, who will compete for the title Designer of the Year. European Product Design Award's\u00a0jury consists of design journalists, experienced designers, design professors, and furniture retailer representatives. \tDesigns that received \u201cHonorable Mention\u201d were distinguished for their unorthodox approach and creativity. \tBronze, Silver and Gold winners received higher marks for innovation, functionality, and creativity. \tPlatinum winners were selected for their outstanding design qualities and the use of materials Winners of the titles Designer of the Year and Discovery of the Year will be announced during the gala event hosted at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on April 12, 2017. The attendants will see the featured work of Platinum winners and Hossein Farmani, the founder of ePDA who will announce the Designer of the Year. Hossein Farmani \u00a0was impressed by the level of design creativity of the presented works: \u201cIt is truly inspiring to see so many excellent designs from all over the world\u201d.