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Judging Information


  01. UX/Design

Look for clean design with a consistently good user experience.


  02. Creativity

Evaluate the overall uniqueness of the solution for new ideas/execution.


  03. Technical

Is the solution technically modern, functional and does it perform well?


  04. Message

How well does the solution content communicate to its intended audience?


  05. Effectiveness

Does the solution scope achieve it's goals in an effective manner?


The Judging Panel

Judging is completed yearly by an all volunteer jury that varries in size and composition from season to season. We accept judges from all levels of the interactive media industry and other related fields, making it a panel of your peers. In addition, end-users and non-designers are accepted to the judging panel which offers a unique perspective.

Want to Become a Judge?

We accept applications for our judging panel at any time. Please send your background information to us at: judging@horizoninteractiveawards.com


Cosmin Truta (Montreal, Canada)

Founder / Creative Director, Grafika Designs

Dmitry Tsozik (California, USA)

Design director/co-founder, Clay

Derek Sussner (Minnesota, USA)

Founder Sussner Design Company

Jijo Reed (California, USA)

Owner / Creative Director, Sugar Studios LA

Erica Mazzucato (New York, USA)

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Corra

Rachel Andrew (Bristol, England)

Co-founder, edgeofmyseat.com

Geri Coady (Nottingham, UK)

Author, Freelance Designer

Chris Nation (Kentucky, USA)

Director, Quantum Communications, Inc.

Flavio Masson (New York, USA)

Founder/Principal Creative Director, 10012.com

Chris Smoak (Colorado, USA)

Senior Developer, Schoolrunner

Kim Pickett (Vancouver, CANADA)

Principal, Creative Director at KIMBO Design Inc.

Shefik (New York, USA)

Executive Producer and Host, “Shefik presents Invocation”

Taylan Koru (Istanbul, Turkey)

Head of Digital, Mindshare

Luc Malcorps (Brussels, Belgium)

Director of Media Relations, Emakina

Ali Atay (Izmir, Turkey)

President, egegen

Eric A. Meyer (Ohio, USA)

Co-founder, An Event Apart

Richard George (Dublin, Ireland)

Director of Digital, eir Group

Jeffrey Feldman (New York, USA)

Co-founder, An Event Apart

Allen Hsu (Georgia, USA)

UX Design Lead at Modo Modo Agency

Cameron Moll (Florida, USA)

Founder, Authentic Jobs

Stan Rapp (California, USA)

Digital Product Designer, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Anthony Lamont (California, USA)

Founder, Yonder Innovations

Mark Gerardot (California, USA)

Creative Leader | Brand Consultant | Entrepreneur

Jacob Cass (Sydney, Australia)

Founder & Creative Director, JUST Creative

Amit Jambusaria (Massachusetts, USA)

Sr. Engineering Manager - Wayfair

Yaroslav Zubko (California, USA)

Product Design Director, Shyft & Riiid Labs

Miro Kirov (Texas, USA)

Lead UX Designer, SoftServe

Christine Ely (London, UK)

Marketing Committee Board Member - IAA UK

Harun R Asaf Ali (New York, NY - USA)

Vice President, User Experience Design, Goldman Sachs

Dylan Gerard (Toronto, Canada)

Creative Director, Appnovation

Vinay Gaba (San Francisco, USA)

Senior Software Engineer/Airbnb