First of all, congratulations on being honored at the ADC Talent Award 2021. What was your first thought when you heard that your thesis had been awarded with bronze?
That my gut feeling was right and the work has paid off. I put a lot of time, heart and soul into the project, was very satisfied with the end result and had the feeling that I had created something relevant and inspiring. This feeling was reinforced by the positive feedback from my supervisors, fellow students, colleagues and friends. The award from ADC is a kind of confirmation on top that even creatives who don't know me personally at all also see it that way. That really feels good.
How did the award come about? Did you apply for the competition yourself? If yes: What convinced you to submit your work to the ADC Junior competition?
I submitted my work myself at the end of last year. I had been looking for a competition where the bachelor thesis would fit in well and where I thought I had a real chance of at least making the shortlist. Both were the case with the ADC Talent Award. This is a competition for young creative talents in Germany, and one of the award categories is "final theses".