The selection committee based its decision regarding the participation upon the criteria given below:
- Quality of the artistic performance
- Variety of genres
- Representation of different nations
The judges were Cecilia Hedlund-Stanke (Artiste from Sweden), Peter Kremer (Circus Expert from Germany), Andrea Matousek (Artiste from Switzerland), Arlette Hanson (Director Wintercircus Martin Hanson, the Netherlands) and Frank Zammert, cultural office in Wiesbaden.