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Submission Process

The Prize submission process comprises two stages:



Closing Date & Time


Submission of
nominations and citations by Nominator

Submission closed


Submission of detailed report by the City

Submission closed


Both Stage A and B must be completed for the submission to be valid.

All submissions must be in English. The Prize Secretariat reserves the right to disqualify any submission that does not meet the submission closing dates listed above, and/or is deemed incomplete or inaccurate.

Stage A Nomination (submitted by Nominator)

All nominations must be made using the official Nomination Form.

Each nomination must be accompanied by a citation (maximum 600 words), signed by the Nominator. The Nominator should make a case to support why the City should win the Prize, and could address (but not limited to) the following points:

(i) Outstanding leadership and governance;
(ii) Successful urban transformation and/or urban solutions with long-term impact;
(iii) Creative / innovation urban solutions; and
(iv) Potential good learning points for other cities around the world.

Closing date: Submission closed

Stage B Report (submitted by the City)

Following a valid Stage A Nomination, the Prize Secretariat will inform the City to prepare and submit a detailed report for Stage B submission. This report shall be prepared by the City administration after Stage A Nomination.

There are five (5) parts to the Stage B Submission:

Items Notes
Part 1 Background of City and Key Statistics Please use the Stage B Report Template.
Part 2 Overall Master Plan or Strategy of the City / Region
Part 3 Demonstration Projects
Part 4 High-resolution Photos Please use the Photo Report Template.
Part 5 Reference Letters 2 – 5 reference letters written and signed by independent third parties.
Optional Additional Supporting Documents (if any) For e.g. existing city reports, relevant articles, videos, materials, etc. in soft or hard copy.
  • Part 4 must be completed using the official Photo Report Template (click to download).

    The Photo Report should include the following:

    - Photos showing the overview of the City;
    - Master Plan and other plans (if applicable);
    - Photos showing the situation of the City before and after the transformation; and
    - Demonstration projects, including photos that show the situation before and after the implementation of the projects.
  • Part 5 – Reference Letters

    Please provide at least two (2) but not more than five (5) reference letters written and signed by independent third parties. Reference letters can also be written by Stage A Nominators. Contact details of the referees must be included in the reference letters.

    The reference letters (maximum of 600 words each) should describe, explain and highlight the role of the key leader(s) and/or partner organisation(s) in the conception and implementation of the overall Master Plan or Strategy and the demonstration projects.
  • Additional Supporting Documents (if any)

    Cities may wish to submit additional supporting documents such as city reports, articles and press reviews on the City’s achievements, video files, testimonials or any other relevant materials to support the submission. Please note however, that only Parts 1 – 4 will be used as the primary evaluation material.

Please submit the following items (both online and hardcopy submissions are required):

Online Submission (total size not exceeding 250mb)

S/N Items Supported Formats
1 Completed Stage B Report
(prepared using the official template)
.doc, .zip
2 Completed Photo Report
(prepared using the official template)
.ppt, .zip
3 Scanned Reference Letters, preferably in a single zip file .pdf, .jpg, .zip
4 Soft copies of additional supporting documents (if any), preferably in a single zip file .doc, .pdf, .jpg, .ppt,
.mp4, .mov, .zip

Hardcopy Submission
S/N Items Quantity
1 Completed Stage B Report Printed A4 size,
stapled separately and 8 copies each
2 Completed Photo Report
3 Reference Letters
4 Additional supporting documents (if any) 2 sets

Please send hardcopy submission to:

Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2018
Stage B Submissions
Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Secretariat
c/o International Relations & Awards
45 Maxwell Road
The URA Centre
Singapore 069118

Closing date: Submission closed

Important Notes:

1 Cities that have submitted for previous cycles of the Prize will need to make fresh submissions as reports and materials submitted previously will not be considered.
2 Submissions postmarked or received by hand after the closing date will not be accepted.
3 The City shall be responsible for the safe and timely delivery of all submission materials.
4 The Prize Secretariat reserves the right to disqualify any submission that is incomplete, and/or not prepared according to the guidelines above.
5 The Prize Secretariat may arrange for site visits to the City where necessary. All costs for such a visit shall be borne by the Prize Secretariat.
6 The Prize Secretariat may request for additional detailed information where necessary.
7 The Prize Secretariat will retain all submitted digital media and reserves the right to use them for all Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize related publicity collaterals and activities (e.g. exhibitions, lectures, publications, website, etc.).

For more information regarding the Prize and the submission process, please contact the
Prize Secretariat at
Email: leekuanyew_worldcityprize@ura.gov.sg
Tel: +65 6321 6532


About the Prize

Eligibility & Selection Process

Judging Criteria

Nomination Form

Message from the Chairman of the Nominating Committee