Kinderspiel des Jahres, Germany’s top award for children’s games, have made some changes to the jury. Hauke Petersen, a 45-year-old newspaper editor will join in August. Hauke had previously been a member of the advisory board.
Tina Kraft has left the jury. She has been an advisor since 2005, and a jury member since 2008. Kraft founded a games library in the Ruhrgebiet city of Marl.
Cordula Dernbach and Gaby Kaufmann have also ended their advisory work for the organization.
The advisory board for the Kinderspiel des Jahres has been publicly advertised for the first time. Nearly 50 people applied for the three advisory positions. They will work with the jury to help decide the 2020 award. They are:
The 38-year-old Carolin Pletsch from Koblenz has been an educator in the day-care center St. Martin for over 15 years and looks after children between the ages of 2 and 6 in her group.
Arne Proctor from Ingolstadt is 34 and head of the Horts at Kinderhaus Marienheim. There he plays with different groups of children aged between three and ten years.
Sigrid Wood from Romanshorn, Switzerland, is 51 years old and is president of the local toy library. She also works with the primary school and organizes regular play afternoons for parents and children.