The long, long trek to Syracuse

To make this Best-Designed™ truly a world competition, it was necessary to summon judges from all over the globe. How far did our intrepid judges travel to make here?

The judges who traveled furthest were Svetlana Maximchenko, who arrived traveled 4,700 miles on a 24-hour trek from Russia and Haika Hinze, coming in from Germany, which is about 3,800 miles away. We really appreciate the long distance all our judges traveled to give this competition a global perspective. Hats off to everybody!