Awards are offered in 6 categories, with a final selection made from a shortlist of three, and with one overall AIPH World Green City winner.
Award entries will be assessed on the basis of four evaluation criteria:
Cities submitting an entry will be provided with detailed documents that describe the evaluation process.
Award entries will be judged by a technical panel composed of horticultural and landscape practitioners with an advanced knowledge of Green City principles. If the Specialised award categories are selected, a technical panel would be appointed for each specialised category. The Technical Panel will select a shortlist of 3 cities, and may request additional information to be submitted.
The Jury will consist of members drawn from internationally recognised City, Nature, and Sustainability focused organisations. The Jury will select final winners from the shortlist. Jurors will be appointed for one round of awards at a time.
The AIPH World Green City Awards competition is open to all city governments, local authorities, and relevant organisations around the world, or local consortiums where city government plays a key role.
Entries will consist of a written statement, made in English, through an online portal and may be complemented by supporting evidence such as images, videos, publications (e.g. copy of a report), letters of support (e.g. from partners).