Call for Awards 2021

Take part in this year’s World Smart City Awards and gain international recognition for your pioneering project

The internationally acclaimed World Smart City Awards aims to recognize and support innovative city strategies, projects and ideas that can potentially make an impact on citizenslives and turn our cities into more sustainable and inclusive places to live in.

Last year, this Call for Awards received top-level proposals from 46 countries worldwide, and it was our honour to reward game-changing projects from China, USA, Germany, Canada, Israel and Brazil.

Winners will be announced on November 17 in front of a large, global audience of smart city professionals, providing an unparalleled opportunity to show the world your work and put it in the spotlight on a world-renowned platform. You can submit your entry until September 22. Check out more details in the T&C document that you can find in the right bar.

Who can participate?

The World Smart City Awards are aimed at both public and private companies, cities, entrepreneurs, digital innovators, developers, research centers, universities, civil society representatives, NGOs, cooperatives, consortiums and social activists with disruptive visions and solutions for the management and development of our cities.


If you have any questions about your Call for Awards entry, please contact our Technical Office. Opening hours: 9h-18h CET (Monday to Friday).


City Award

Recovery Innovation Award

Leadership Award

Enabling Technologies Award

Energy & Environment Award

Mobility Award

Governance & Economy Award

Living & Inclusion Award

Safety & Security Award

Key dates

Deadline for applications
Finalists from all categories will be informed
Results announced at the World Smart City Awards