Cities submitting an entry will be provided with detailed application guidelines that describe further the evaluation process and the way in which entries will be scored against each of the five judging criteria.
Award entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary, international technical panel with an advanced knowledge of Green City principles. The Technical Panel will select a shortlist of up to three cities for each award category, and may request additional information to be submitted. The Technical Panel may also nominate entries that are not included on the shortlist for Highly Commended awards that recognise significant progress.
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.