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STAGE A: NOMINATION

  Q: Who is eligible to nominate?
  Q: How many nominations can one nominator make?
  Q: Who can I nominate?
  Q: How do I make a Stage A nomination?
  Q: How will I know if my nomination is received?
  Q: Is there an entry fee for making a nomination?
  Q: What should a citation contain?
  Q: What is the word limit for the citation?
 

 

STAGE B: SUBMISSION

  Q: Who prepares the Stage B submission materials? Is it the nominee or the nominator?
  Q: What materials do the city need to submit for Stage B?
  Q. Can I submit additional materials in other languages (besides English)?
  Q: Will my nomination still be accepted if the materials are sent before the deadline but reaches after the Stage B closing date?
  Q: Is there a submission fee?
  Q: Can a nominator be a referee for the Stage B submission?
  Q: What type of demonstration projects is eligible for the Prize?
  Q: Can demonstration projects be partially completed / implemented?
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF LAUREATE & RELATED EVENTS

  Q: When will the results be announced?
  Q: Who will be invited as the representative of the Laureate City to receive the award?
  Q: Will the Laureate City be sharing his/her knowledge and experiences at a public platform?
  Q: How can I attend the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Lecture?
 





STAGE A: NOMINATION

Who can Nominate?

 
 


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Who is eligible to nominate?

 

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Nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize must be made by independent third parties. For a nomination to be valid, there should be at least one nominator who falls into any of the following categories:

  • Leading academics (e.g. professors in universities)
  • Government officials (outside of the city administration)
  • Heads of international organisations in the fields of urban planning, housing, transport management, urban design and architecture, energy conservation, urban policy and management, or other relevant fields.
  • Organisations in the public or private sectors
  • Non-government organisations (NGOs)
  • Academic institutions

Self-nominations will not be accepted, i.e. city officials cannot nominate their own city.

     
 


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How many nominations can one nominator make?

 

A:

There is no limit to the number of nominations a nominator can make. However, each nomination must be accompanied by a fully completed official nomination form and citation signed by the nominator. Please submit the nomination online here:
http://www.leekuanyewworldcityprize.com.sg/LKYWCP/nom_form/Stage_A

     
 


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Who can I nominate?

 

A:

The Prize is awarded to cities and recognises their key leaders and organisations for displaying foresight, good governance and innovation in tackling the many urban challenges faced. You may nominate a city, with the city government taking the lead in the nomination, in association with their key partner organisations (if applicable). We will invite the Mayor of the Laureate City to receive the Prize.


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Making Nominations

 
 


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How do I make a Stage A nomination?

 

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You may make a nomination for a city using the online nomination form:
http://www.leekuanyewworldcityprize.com.sg/LKYWCP/nom_form/Stage_A

As a nominator, you will be required to submit a citation to support your case for why the city should be conferred the Prize. Please make sure that the city is agreeable to be nominated.

     
 


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How will I know if my nomination is received?

 

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The nominator and the city will receive an automated e-mail reply to acknowledge the nomination. The Secretariat will also follow up shortly on additional information and details required for the city’s Stage B submission after verifying the validity of the Stage A nomination.

 
 


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Is there an entry fee for making a nomination?

 

A:

No.


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Citation

 
 


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What should a citation contain?

 

A:

Citations are critical to the nomination. The nominator should make a case to support why the city should win the Prize. The citation should address (but not limited to) the following points to support the nomination:

  • Significant contribution and/or outstanding demonstration project(s) attributed to the city
  • Role of the city in the success of the listed demonstration project(s)
  • Demonstrations of good leadership, vision, innovation and commitment on the part of the city
 


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What is the word limit for the citation?

 

A:

The citation should preferably be around 600 words.


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STAGE B: SUBMISSION

Submission Materials

 
 


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Who prepares the Stage B submission materials?

 

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The city (i.e. city government and key partner organisations) is to prepare and submit the Stage B materials to the Prize Secretariat by the Stage B closing date.

 
 


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What materials does the city need to submit for Stage B?

 

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The city is required to prepare and submit a detailed report. There are a total of five (5) parts in this report. They are:

  • Part 1: Key statistics and information
  • Part 2: Overall strategy and key master plan for the city/region
  • Part 3: Demonstration projects
  • Part 4: Reference letters
  • Part 5: Additional supporting documents

Parts 1 – 3 must be prepared using the Excel spreadsheet template provided, available for download here. Parts 1 – 3 must be submitted online. Parts 1 – 5 must be printed and submitted via air mail.

Please submit the following items:

    Online submission
  • Parts 1 – 3: Completed Excel spreadsheet
    Hardcopy submission
  • Parts 1 – 3: Completed Excel spreadsheet (printed 8 copies)
  • Part 4: Reference letters (printed 8 copies)
  • Part 5: DVD containing the completed Excel spreadsheet, reference letters, and additional supporting documents (e.g. videos, full-resolution images, other relevant documents) (8 copies)

For more information, please refer to:
http://www.leekuanyewworldcityprize.com.sg/LKYWCP/nom_form/Stage_B

 
 


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Can the city submit additional materials in other languages other than English?

 

A:

The detailed report and all accompanying materials should be in English. The city may submit additional materials, however only materials in English will be considered for evaluation.


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Submission Deadline

 
 


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Will the submission still be accepted if the materials are sent before the deadline but likely to reach the Prize Secretariat after the Stage B closing date?

 

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Yes. The submission will be considered valid, as long as the postmark is before the Stage B closing date. The Prize Secretariat will not accept any submissions with postmarks after the Stage B closing date.

 
 


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How would the city know if the Prize Secretariat has received the submission materials?

 

A:

The Prize Secretariat will send an e-mail to the city to acknowledge the receipt of the city’s Stage B submission materials. The city is responsible for the safe and timely delivery of all submission materials.

 
 


Q:


Is there a submission fee?

 

A:

No.


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Referee
 
 


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Can the nominator be a referee for the Stage B submission?

 

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Yes.


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Demonstration Projects

 
 


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What types of demonstration projects are eligible?

 

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A broad range of projects is accepted. They may include (but not limited to):

  • Urban planning projects
  • Urban policies and programmes
  • Urban management
  • Application of technology to urban solutions.
   

Projects should be related to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities and improves the quality of life for the residents. Please refer to the Prize judging criteria for more information.

 
 


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Can demonstration projects be partially completed / implemented?

 

A:

Yes. However, the completed phase(s) should sufficiently demonstrate the efficacy of the project. This will enable the Nominating Committee and the Prize Council to make a fair evaluation of the project.


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ANNOUNCEMENT OF LAUREATE & RELATED EVENTS

 


Q:


When will the results be announced?

 

A:

The Prize Laureate 2016 is likely to be announced in March 2016. Please check our website or subscribe to our mailing list for updates.

 
 


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Who will be invited as the representative of the Laureate City to receive the award?

 

A:

The Mayor of the Laureate City will be invited to the Lee Kuan Yew Prize Award Ceremony & Banquet to receive the award. Key city officials and partner organisations are also welcomed to participate.

 
 


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Will the Laureate City be sharing their knowledge and experiences at a public platform?

 

A:

Yes. The Laureate City will be invited to share the city’s knowledge and experiences at the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Lecture, which will be a key highlight at the World Cities Summit 2016 to be held in Singapore from 10 – 14 July 2016. Please check our website or subscribe to our mailing list for updates.

 
 


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How can I attend the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Lecture?

 

A:

You are warmly welcome to attend the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Lecture at the World Cities Summit 2016. Please check the World Cities Summit website www.worldcitiessummit.com.sg for more details.

 

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