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2018 Finalists

Best Citizen Engagement

  • Checkout247, entered by Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
  • India City Walks, entered by City Explorers Private Ltd
  • Park Rapids Minnesota, entered by CivicBrand
  • We Create Poland Everyday, entered by Szczecin City Hall
  • 72hrs The Hague Film Contest, entered by City Branding, The Hague
  • I Love Warsaw, entered by Warsaw Tourist Office


Best Communication Strategy

  • City-to-City DMO Marketing Agreement, entered by Cape Town Tourism
  • Faroe Islands Translate, entered by Visit Faroe Islands
  • WKND by HBG, entered by The City of Helsingborg
  • Kingston Canada Brand Development, entered by Alphabet Creative
  • Liverpool 2018, entered by Marketing Liverpool
  • Project Quebec City, It’s Simple, entered by Quebec International
  • Dive Into The Hague, entered by The Hague Marketing Bureau
  • From “Come Back” to Comeback: How Puerto Rico Tourism Defied Two Hurricanes and Major Misconceptions, entered by The Puerto Rico Tourism Company & Ketchum
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • Brand Scotland, entered by Scottish Government, VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise


Best Use of Design

  • Belfast, entered by McCadden
  • Enterprise Estonia
  • Irkutsk City Brand, entered by Institute for Identity
  • Kujawsko-Pomorskie, entered by The Marshal’s Office of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region Poland
  • Lipetsk Land, entered by Institute for Identity
  • West Midlands Make Your Mark, entered by West Midlands Growth Company
  • Scotland is Now, entered by Scottish Government, VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise


Best Use of Social Media

  • Checkout247, entered by Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
  • Visit Tallinn Creators’ Camp, entered by Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau & Tallinn City Enterprise Department
  • There’s No Nightlife in Utah, entered by Visit Salt Lake City
  • Instagram Exchange, entered by Visit Philadelphia
  • The Codenhagen Challenge, entered by Copenhagen Capacity
  • Inspired by Iceland, entered by Promote Iceland
  • Faroe Islands Translate, entered by Visit Faroe Islands


Place Brand of the Year - Sponsored by 

  • Barcelona, entered by Barcelona City Council
  • University District, entered by West Campus Development Trust
  • Eindhoven, entered by Eindhoven 365
  • Estonia, entered by Enterprise Estonia
  • Discover Harlow, entered by Harlow District Council
  • The Municipality of Helsingborg, entered by Helsingborgs Stad
  • Restart in Idanha, entered by Bloom Consulting
  • City of Salinas, California, entered by About DCI
  • Brand Scotland, entered by Scottish Government, VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise


The winners of the City Nation Place Awards 2018 will be announced at the City Nation Place Global conference on the 8 November. For more information on the Global conference and the packed agenda, click HERE.