Benchmarking and celebrating best practice in place branding and marketing.
Finalists now announced

2019 Finalists

The competition was particularly tough this year, and it was great to see so many places around the world creating effective and innovative destination marketing, investment promotion and place branding strategies.

Congratulations to everyone who made it on to our shortlist.


Chile Que Te Quiero, entered by Fundación Imagen de Chile

Closed For Maintenance, Open For Voluntourism, entered by Visit Faroe Islands

Een Kei Fijne Film, entered by Eindhoven 365

Lithuania's DNA, entered by Brand Lithuania Unit at the Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

Rent A Finn, entered by Visit Finland

Rubbish Rubbish, entered by essential Costa Rica

The Capital Of Metal, entered by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Think Sustainably, entered by City of Helsinki / Helsinki Marketing

Yanchep Lagoon Master Plan, Western Australia, entered by City of Wanneroo and Roberts Day


Closed For Maintenance, Open For Voluntourism, entered by Visit Faroe Islands

Rent A Finn, entered by Visit Finland

The Capital Of Metal, entered by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

The Essence Is You, entered by essential Costa Rica

The Green Capital, entered by VisitOSLO

The State Of Denmark, entered by Copenhagen Capacity

The Story Of Balboa Park, entered by San Diego Tourism Authority

World Cup Campaign, entered by Croatia National Tourist Board


Braga: Time Travel Strategy, entered by Bloom Consulting

City Of Mödling, Austria, entered by message Marketing & Communications GmbH

City Of Vienna, entered by Saffron Brand Consulting

Sheffield, entered by Marketing Sheffield

Sri Lanka, entered by Landor & Wunderman Thompson Sri Lanka

Take Another Look - Azerbaijan Country Re-brand, entered by Landor

Royal Docks, entered by the Royal Docks Team [Credit: dn&co]

The Utrecht Region, entered by Today Designers B.V.

Waupaca, Wisconsin, entered by CivicBrand


@tell_us_where, entered by South Australia Tourism Commission

#MeetSouthAfrica, entered by Sparkloft Media

A Place Of More: Cape Town & Western Cape, entered by Wesgro

Rent A Finn, entered by Visit Finland

Rubbish Rubbish, entered by essential Costa Rica

So Sri Lanka Through The Eyes Of A Native, entered by Wunderman Thompson, Sri Lanka [Credit: BCW London & Landor Singapore]

Two Million Reasons Why We Feel Slovenia, entered by the Slovenian Tourist Board

WeChat MyHelsinki, entered by City of Helsinki / Helsinki Marketing


Bermuda National Tourism Plan 2019-2025, entered by Bermuda Tourism Authority & RedSky Strategy

Braga: Time Travel Strategy, entered by Bloom Consulting

Adelaide. Designed For Life., entered by the City of Adelaide

Finland, entered by Visit Finland

Great West Way, entered by VisitWiltshire

Our Brand Essence, entered by essential Costa Rica

Scotland Is Now, entered by Brand Scotland

Sheffield, entered by Marketing Sheffield

The State Of Denmark, entered by Copenhagen Capacity


The winners of the City Nation Place Awards will be announced at the close of City Nation Place Global on the 7th November. For more information on the packed agenda for the Global conference, click HERE.


We look forward to seeing you in London!