City Nation Place Awards 2023

9th annual awards


Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist - the Award Winners will be announced at City Nation Place Global on 10 November.  We hope to see you all there!

Alkimos, City of Wanneroo, Australia, Alkimos Aquatic Recreation Centre (AARC) Community Engagement, entered by City of Wanneroo

Moldova, Moldova For Peace, entered by Invest Moldova [Credits: Future Technologies Activity |Association of Creative Industry Companies in Moldova]

North Dakota, USA, North Dakota's Relocation Help Desk, entered by RoleCall [Credits: North Dakota Department of Commerce | Odney]

Regina, Canada, Grow Your World Here: Creating A Compelling, Inclusive Narrative For Regina, entered by Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR[Credits: Trajectory Brands | City of Regina | Tourism Regina]

Tampa Bay, USA, Accessible Tampa Bay, entered by Visit Tampa Bay

Tampere, Finland, Tampere Home Of Hockey, entered by City of Tampere [Credits: Marketing Agency i2]

Vilnius, Lithuania, Vilnius: 700 Years Young, entered by Go Vilnius

Brabant, The Netherlands, Brabant Is Bright, entered by Brabant Development Agency

Conroe, USA, More Is Made Here Campaign, entered by Conroe Economic Development Council

Denmark, The Danish Machine, entered by Copenhagen Capacity [Credits: Talent to Denmark | COPUS]

Estonia, Work In Estonia - Just Log In, entered by Work Estonia

Sheffield, UK, Your University City, entered by Marketing Sheffield [Credits: Sheffield Hallam University | The University of Sheffield]

Switzerland, Swiss Tech Experience Week, entered by Switzerland Global Enterprise [Credits: Switzerland Tourism]

Vilnius, Lithuania, International House Vilnius, entered by Go Vilnius

Chile, Chile Creating Future Enchanting International Media, entered by Fundación Imagen de Chile

Greater Copenhagen Region, #ibike Campaign: Biking Is Not Just A Sport – It’s A Lifestyle, entered by Copenhagen Capacity & Invest in Skåne [Credits: Le Pacte | Thomas Fink | Birde & Frankel]

Scotland, Scotland Is Open, entered by Brand Scotland

Staffordshire, UK, The Staffordshire Ambassador Network: A Story To Believe In, entered by We Are Staffordshire (Staffordshire County Council)

Tampere, Finland, Tampere Home Of Hockey, entered by City of Tampere [Credits: Marketing Agency i2]

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great Calling New York, entered by M&C Saatchi

Washington DC, USA, Return To DC, entered by Joy Riot [Credits: DC BID Council | Linda Roth Associates]

AlUla, Saudi Arabia, Awe In AlUla – Launching An Unknown Destination, entered by Four Communications

Cape Town, South Africa, Find Your Freedom, entered by Cape Town Tourism [Credits: GoPro | Expedia]

Copenhagen,  Your Invitation – Attracting Conferences And Events To Copenhagen, entered by Copenhagen Convention Bureau and Copenhagen Capacity [Credits: Ogilvy Denmark]

Fiji, Open For Happiness, entered by Tourism Fiji

Harrogate district, UK, Destination Christmas, entered by Destination Harrogate

Iceland, Welcome To The Icelandverse, entered by Business Iceland [Credits: SS&K]]

Oslo, The Oslo Sceptics, entered by VisitOSLO, [Credits: Babusjka]

Porto and North of Portugal, Why Choose Porto & North Of Portugal For Your Event? – The Majestic Adventures Of Ofelia de Souza, entered by Visit Porto and North of Portugal [Credits: KOBU Agency]

Puerto Rico, Live Boricua, entered by Discover Puerto Rico [Credits: Ketchum]

Vilnius, Lithuania, Vilnius Choir, entered by Go Vilnius

Cape Town, South Africa, Source Market Data Evolution, entered by Cape Town Tourism

Costa Rica, Integrating Data For Country Brand Performance Measurement, entered by Essential Costa Rica

Denver, USA, What Is The Elevation Effect? entered by Metro Denver EDC [Credits: MLinq, Kupersmit Research, Myers-Briggs, Accenture, Ipsos, Cactus, Taloma Partners, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Metro Denver EDC Investors, Front Range Economic Collaborative]

Houston, USA, Houston Brand Unification Project, entered by Houston First Corporation

Indiana, USA, Data-driven Place-making To Support Economic Development, entered by Fourth Economy Consulting

Long Island, USA, Discover Long Island's Data Driven Approach To Identify New And Future Visitor Markets, entered by Discover Long Island

Madeira Islands, Portugal, PRISMA Madeira: A Democratic Platform For Tourism, entered by Madeira Promotion Bureau [Credits: Bloom Consulting]

Australia, Australia’s Nation Brand: More Than Just A Pretty Face, entered by Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) [Credits: Fiftyfive5]

Costa Rica, Biometric Passport Of Costa Rica, entered by essential COSTA RICA

New Town, Kolkata, India, New Town, Kolkata, entered by INSTID (Institute for Identity) [Credits: West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBHIDCO) | TiffinBox Design, Communication and Illustration Studio]

Scotland, Encapsulating Scotland In A New Visual Identity, entered by Brand Scotland

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Place Branding, entered by McCadden


Chile, Chile. Creating Future - Place Brand Of The Year, entered by Imagen de Chile 

Estonia, Brand Estonia, entered by Estonian Business and Innovation Agency

Fiji, Open For Happiness, entered by Tourism Fiji

Houston, USA, Houston Brand Unification Project, entered by Houston First Corporation

Madeira Islands, Portugal, Belong To All: The Place Brand Strategy For Madeira, entered by Madeira Promotion Bureau [Credits: Bloom Consulting]

Sheffield, UK, Sheffield, entered by Marketing Sheffield [Credits: Sheffield City Council]

Staffordshire, UK, We Are Staffordshire: A Collective Vision, entered by We Are Staffordshire (Staffordshire County Council)

The Hague, The Netherlands, The Hague Brand As A Compass For The City, entered by Municipality of The Hague, Bureau City Branding

Congratulations to all of our finalists! We look forward to announcing the winners at the City Nation Place Global.