The panel of international nominators was substantially updated this year and 61 new nominators from all over the world were added in an effort to improve regional representation.
Of the 245 nominees, 52% identify as female and 48% identify as male. In terms of global regions, 13% are from Africa, 21% from Asia, 25% from Europe, 12% from Southeast Asia and Oceania, 18% from South America and 11% from North and Central America.
All nominees are currently submitting their application. The selection committee will then choose the 12 participants to be invited to Amsterdam for the masterclass in September. The chosen participants will be announced at the end of April.