Originally Posted by 561design
The popular vote is actually just to get you to the finals. The actual trip to Germany and prizes are awarded by judges. Core77 is an industrial design site. In this field not only do you have to be good at what you do, but also have the ability to move your concept forward to the point of selection. So in a way the contest rules reflect what actually happens in the professional world.
Ahh, I see well that seems fair enough.