This year’s Audi Fashion Award has announced its jury and finalists. Under 200 applications were received, from which 24 finalists were chosen; six per each of the categories; Active Technology, Beyond Today, Modern Icons and Sophisticated Elegance. The winning fashion talents will be chosen on 24 October.

The contest is only available for fashion talents from Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. Prizes range from winning an Audi A1 for one month, cash prizes and internships at the patron’s company’s Closed, Escada, Vaude and Barre Noire.

The jury comprises of top-model Eva Padberg, founder and designer of Barre Noire; Manfred Wagner, Closed; Daniel Wingate, Escada; Renate Ebi, Vaude, Dagmar Bily, editor in chief, Burda Style; Ninon Götz, deputy editor in chief, Grazia; Katharina Charpian, editor in chief,; Artemis Karoussos, fashion editor, Couch Magazine and Alice Pieper, Nya Nordiska.