German world service television wins design award at the Munich media festival.
Germany's world service television DW-TV was the recipient of an Eyes & Ears Award 2002 in Munich. 'Countdown Salt Lake' won the Eyes & Ears of Europe Award 2002 in the category 'TV-Design: best typographical presentation.' The judges verdict stated: "Countdown Salt Lake is the introduction for a series of documentary films following the preparations for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Instead of portraying the participants as heroes, the emphasis here is on an understated representation of the time in relation to the energetic, dynamic movement. Surprising, exciting, different."
DW-TV was a finalist for its graphic design for the documentary series 'Letter and Characters' in the categories 'TV Design: best broadcast opening sequence, programme or film opening sequence', and 'TV Design: best typographical presention'.
The DW-TV series 'Letters and Charcters' had already received two previous awards in international competitions.
Designer Barbara Orth and Holger Zeh, head of the graphics department at DW-TV were responsible for the presentation of the award-winning works.
The award ceremony was held at the International Congress Center Munich (ICM) during the Munich media festival. Eyes & Ears of Europe eV is the audiovisual media's association for design, promotion and marketing.
The Eyes & Ears Award, which is regarded as the European Oscar for TV design, has been presented every year in Munich since 1999.
22 October 2002