David Bird won an Honorable Mention for his piece Decoder.
The Giga-Hertz Award is dedicated to the world-famous physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894). He taught at the Technical University of Karlsruhe (now known as the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) at the end of the 19th century and discovered electromagnetic waves there. The objective of the award is to promote electronic music and to provide an impetus through new tonal and compositional possibilities.
for more info: https://zkm.de/en/event/2018/11/giga-hertz-award-2018