City Nation Place Awards 2020

6th annual place branding awards

To access all the winning case studies - as well as the case studies for all our finalists - buy the 2019 Awards book. Click HERE for more information.



Lithuania’s DNA, entered by Brand Lithuania Unit

For a high-profile grass-roots approach that challenged its citizens to engage in place branding.


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

For a positive approach to a global issue at a local level, which sets an example for nations around the world.


Take Another Look: Azerbaijan Country Rebrand, entered by Landor 

For a bold vision that shifted perceptions and generated real impact.

Highly Commended

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

For a design identity rooted in this place’s history, with an ingenious modern twist.


Rent A Finn, entered by Visit Finland

For a playful, authentic idea that travelled the world and promoted their national identity.

Highly Commended

WeChat MyHelsinki, entered by the City of Helsinki / Helsinki

For an innovative strategy that others will want to emulate, rooted in their place brand.


Costa Rica: Our Brand Essence, entered by essential Costa Rica

For its commitment to a multi-faceted, sustainable strategy that will continue to generate change