City Nation Place Awards 2021

7th annual place branding awards

Awards Alumni

Over the years, we've been fortunate to see some of the best and brightest that place branding and place marketing has to offer. Congratulations to all our winners - and good luck to all those who will be entering next year!


2020

Best citizen engagement category logo
Winner
HELSINKI, #Vappuathome - Finland’s once-in-a-lifetime virtual May Day party, entered by City of Helsinki (Credit: Miltton Ltd)
The Helsinki Marketing logo
Best communication strategy category logo
Winner
VILNIUS, Vilnius: Amazing Wherever You Think It Is, entered by Go Vilnius
The Go Vilnius team celebrate winning Best Communication Strategy
Best use of data category logo
Winner
LITHUANIA, The Strategy for Presenting Lithuania Abroad, entered by Office of the Government of Lithuania
The Lithuania team celebrate with the award for Best Use of Data
Best use of design category logo
Winner
BERGEN, Brand Bergen New Profile by ANTI, entered by Visit Bergen
Visit Bergen's directors celebrate winning Best Use of Design
Highly Commended 
VAUXHALL, LONDON, Vauxhall London, entered by Anatomy Brands

Best use of social media category logo
Winner
WESTERN CAPE, Dreaming of One Day Social Media Campaign, entered by Wesgro
Logo for Wesgro
Place brand of the year category logo
Winner
AUCKLAND, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is Calling, entered by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, (Credit: Destination Think)
Two team members from Auckland Tourism, Event, and Economic Development, celebrate with their award for Place Brand of the Year



2019

Best Citizen Engagement 

Winner
LITHUANIA, Lithuania's DNA, entered by Brand Lithuania Unit at the Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
The team from Lithuania celebrate winning the 2019 Best Citizen Engagement Award

Best Communication Strategy

Winner
FAROE ISLANDS, Closed For Maintenance Open for Voluntourism, entered by Visit Faroe Islands
Visit Faroe Islands win the 2019 Best Communication Strategy

Best Use of Design

Winner
AZERBAIJAN: Take Another Look: Azerbaijan County Rebrand, entered by Landor
Landor collecting the trophy for the 2019 Best Use of Design

Highly Commended 

THE ROYAL DOCKS, LONDON, The Royal Docks Team, entered by Greater London Authority [Credit: dn&co]

Best Use of Social Media

Winner
FINLAND, Rent a Finn, entered by Visit Finland
Visit Finland win the 2019 award for Best Use of Social Media
Highly Commended 
HELSINKI, WeChat MyHelsinki, entered by City of Helsinki / Helsinki Marketing

Place Brand of the Year 

Winner
COSTA RICA, Our Brand Essence, entered by essential Costa Rica
The team from essential Costa Rica celebrate winning Place Brand of the Year in 2019



2018

Best Citizen Engagement

Winner
FINLAND, Checkout 247, entered by Visit Finland
Visit Finland logo

Best Communication Strategy

Winner
PUERTO RICO, From "Come Back" to Comeback: How Puerto Rico Tourism Defied Two Hurricanes and Major Misconceptions, entered by Discover Puerto Rico
Discover Puerto Rico logo

Best Use of Design 

Winner
ESTONIA, entered by Enterprise Estonia
Enterprise Estonia logo

Best Use of Social Media

Winner
COPENHAGEN, entered by Copenhagen Capacity
Copenhagen Capacity logo

Place Brand of the Year

Winner
EINDHOVEN, entered by Eindhoven 365
Eindhoven 365 logo


2017

Best Citizen Engagement

Winner
HELSINKI, entered by the City of Helsinki
Helsinki Marketing logo

Best Communication Strategy

Winner
DEN HAAG, entered by Municipality The Hague
The Hague logo

Best Expression of Place Identity

Winner
LUXEMBOURG, entered by Binsfeld-Vidale Gloesener
Logo for Binsfeld-Vidale Gloesener

Best Use of Social Media

Winner
FAROE ISLANDS, entered by Visit Faroe Islands
Logo for Visit Faroe Islands

Place Brand of the Year

Winner
GREATER COPENHAGEN, entered by Copenhagen Capacity
Copenhagen Capacity logo


2016

Best Communication Strategy

Winner
GREAT BRITAIN, Welcome to GREAT Britain, entered by the GREAT Britain Campaign
GREAT Britain logo

Best Expression of Place Identity

Winner
EDMONTON, entered by Edmonton
Edmonton logo

Best Use of Social Media

Winner
FINLAND, Finland Emojis, entered by Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Finland
Logo for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for Finland

Place Brand of the Year

Winner
THE HAGUE, entered by the Municipality of The Hague City Branding Department

Logo for the Hague


2015

Best Citizen Engagement

Winner
IRELAND, entered by ConnectIreland
Connect Ireland logo

Best Communication Strategy

Winner
LONDON, London's Official Guest of Honour, entered by London & Partners
London & Partners logo

Best Use of Social Media

Winner
CROATIA, The Battle of Croatian Coaches, entered by the Croatian National Tourism Office
Croatian National Tourism Board

Place Brand of the Year

Winner
OSLO, Project Oslo, entered by the City of Oslo

City of Oslo