The work of the jury is now completed. We are happy and honoured to announce that the winner in the Utopian World Championship 2004 has now been elected! It was indeed a close call between several of the finalists but in the final round one of the essays got two out of three votes. The name of the winner will be announced at the Utopian World Championship Gala, and will until then remain a secret. The winner and the other finalists have been notified. The location and date of the gala will be announced on a later date, but it will most certainly be held in March 2005. We would like to take the opportunity to thank the jury and the reference group for an excellent job. We hope to see you all at the Utopian World Championship Gala!