City Nation Place Awards 2022

8th annual place branding awards

The City Nation Place Awards are open for entries!

These Awards celebrate and benchmark the very best in strategic thinking, marketing and design for places. Whether you are working for a city, a nation, a region, or state, our independent jury of place leaders are keen to hear your story. Now in their 8th year, the City Nation Place Awards are the specialist awards for place branding and place marketing. As a finalist or winner, you are able to demonstrate to your stakeholders that you are committed to delivering the best ideas and strategic approach for the benefit of your citizens. Every finalist’s case study is celebrated in our Annual Awards Showcase and our winners are announced at the City Nation Place Global conference in front of an audience of place leadership teams from around the world.

Who can enter

  • Country branding teams, city or regional marketing boards, destination marketing organisations, investment promotion agencies, economic development boards, or other place-based organisations working to build civic pride, attract visitors, talent, or investment, and/or drive successful economic development
  • Advertising and marketing agencies, design and brand consultancies, research and design agencies, and specialist place branding consultancies working with place-based clients

2022 Awards timeline

Entry deadline: Thursday 8th September

Finalists announced: Thursday 6th October

Winners announced at: City Nation Place Global: Thursday 10th November

Four reasons you should enter the City Nation Place Awards:

  1. Demonstrate the value and quality of your work to investors and citizens
  2. Have the opportunity to have your work featured in our Showcase of finalists’ case studies and in our catalogue of best practice on
  3. Benchmark your work against the highest calibre place marketing campaigns and place brand strategies from around the world
  4. Celebrate and reward your talented team