The City Nation Place Awards celebrate the work that place brand and marketing organisations around the world are doing to build civic pride, promote place values, and to attract tourism, talent, and investment. Now in their 7th year, and judged by an independent jury of place brand leaders, the Awards have become the benchmark for destination marketing organisations, nation branding teams, investment promotion agencies, city and regional marketing boards, economic development organisations, and government teams.

2021 Awards timeline

Friday 17th September: Extended deadline for entries

Wednesday 7th October: Finalists announced

Thursday 5th November: Winners announced at City Nation Place Global

4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER NOW

  1. Demonstrate the value and quality of your work to your investors and your citizens
  2. Celebrate and reward your talented team
  3. Be featured in our book of finalists’ case studies
  4. Entry is free for governments, government funded organisations, and other organisations responsible for the development and promotion of their own place brands. [Agencies, consultancies, and media owners are asked to pay an entry fee – enter by 30 July 2021 for an early bird discount]

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LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR ENTRY… AND YOUR PLACE BRAND STRATEGY?

Order the City Nation Place 2020 Awards Showcase, which includes the case studies of all our 2020 finalists and winners. The 2019 Awards Showcase is also available!

  • Pick up inspirational ideas
  • Improve your understanding of how other towns, cities, regions and nations around the world tackle the challenges and make the most of the opportunities of citizen engagement and social media
  • See how place brand design identities can work harder to deliver against objectives
  • Learn from communication strategies that deliver results across tourism, FDI, talent attraction, and change perceptions
  • Understand how other places develop a collaborative, cohesive brand strategy, with a unified vision, that successfully drives economic development

VIEW THE 2020 WINNERS

Congratulations to all the winners! Great work! And as for the City Nation Place team, what an amazing event! Cheers!

Daniel Valverde, Country Brand Director, essential Costa Rica, 2020 Judge