The WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards was established in 2011 to recognize and promote outstanding ICT and e-Government practices of cities and local governments around the world. Through this regular international competition, the WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards aims to encourage the incorporation of innovative ICT for the enhancement of administrative efficiency; increase citizens’ access to public services; and share knowledge on Smart City strategies actively. The WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards Panel of Judges determine the winners in each of the five specific WeGO Awards Categories of (1) Open City, (2) Digital Inclusion, (3) Innovative Smart City, (4) Sustainable City, (5) e-Government Service, and (6) Cooperative City.
The WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards has been traditionally held in the same year as the WeGO General Assembly and has developed into a popular competition in the international community. WeGO highly encourages cities and local governments to participate in this event and share their e-Government successes and achievements.
Upcoming WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards
Please visit the dedicated website for the WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards by clicking on this link.
About the WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards
The WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards are open to all cities and local governments around the world, WeGO members and non-members alike.
The WeGO Awards are given in the following six (6) categories:
The top two submissions in each of the six categories are honored with the Gold Award and Silver Award, respectively. In the event that the competition is particularly fierce in any given year and the quality of the submissions are deemed to reflect excellence, an additional Special Mention may be awarded in each category.
Panel of Judges
The evaluation for the WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards is performed in two rounds by the international WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards Panel of Judges, which consists of twelve or fewer leading experts in e-Government, ICT, and Sustainable Development who are appointed by WeGO's President City from a pool of experts nominated by WeGO member cities and the WeGO Secretariat.
Phase 1: Online Application
Each application submitted by the deadline will be checked if it meets the terms and requirements of the WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards.
Phase 2: 1st Round Evaluation
For the first round of evaluations, the Panel of Judges will evaluate all submissions according to the applicable Judging Criteria for the relevant WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards Category with ratings from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) for each Judging Criterion. The five (5) top-rated submissions in each category will be selected to move on to the second round of evaluations.
Benefits for WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards Winners
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