Being a HOW International Design Competition judge was an honor and a blast. Justin Ahrens judged the 3,500 entries with Amy Hawk, the one and only Terry Marks (both of which are big time favorites of Rule29). Also having a chance to hang out with the fine folks at HOW made this experience a memorable one. The HOW staff spread all the projects out on tables, stacked in layers sandwiched between sheets of paper. The judges needed to work their way through the categories over two days, and choose the Best of Show on the third and final day. But be sure the judges had fun the whole time.