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Nomination Process
The nomination process is in two stages:


Nomination Process

Closing Date & Time


Submission of
nominations and citations by nominator

Extended to 29 May 2015, Friday, 6pm (+8 GMT)
Submission closed


Submission of portfolios / projects and supporting documents by nominated city

29 May 2015, Friday, 6pm (+8 GMT)
Submission closed

Both Stage A and B submissions must be made to complete the nomination process.

The official nomination, citation and all accompanying materials must be in English. The Prize Secretariat reserves the right to disqualify any nomination or submission that is deemed incomplete or found to be inaccurate.

Stage A Nominations (submitted by nominator)
All nominations must be made on the official Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Nomination Form.

Each nomination must be accompanied by a citation (up to 600 words), signed by the nominator. Citations provided are critical to the nomination process, and a case should be made to support why the nominated city should win the Prize. The citation should address (but is not limited to) the following points to support the nomination:

(i) Demonstration of good leadership, vision, innovation and commitment;
(ii) Overall master-plan as a strategy for transformation, and the key demonstration projects and initiatives which have contributed to the transformation of the city and community;
(iii) Level of success in the implementation and positive impact of the urban transformation to the city and community; and
(iv) Names of key leader(s) and / or partner-organisation(s) which have made a significant contribution to the urban transformation (if applicable).

Each nomination must be accompanied by a fully completed official Nomination Form and citation online. There is no limit to the number of nominations a nominator may submit for the Prize.

Closing date:Extended to 29 May 2015, Friday, 6pm (+8 GMT) Submission closed

Stage B Nominations (submitted by nominated city)
A report is required for ALL nominations and should demonstrate the following two key aspects:

(i) Sustained and durable transformation at city-wide level (Overall strategy, which may include master plan)

(ii) Success of the overall strategy for the city through key demonstration projects (up to a maximum of three projects)

Report Format

There are a total of five (5) parts in this nomination report. They are:

(i) Part 1: Key Statistics and Information
(ii) Part 2: Overall Strategy and Key Master Plan for the City / Region
(iii) Part 3: Demonstration Projects
(vi) Part 4: Reference Letters
(v) Part 5: Additional Supporting Documents


(i) Part 1 – Key Statistics and Information

Portfolio of the nominated city, key leaders and/or key partner-organisations and key statistics on the following for the past 10 years:

  • Land Area & Population
  • Economy
  • Quality of Life
(ii) Part 2 – Overall Strategy or Master Plan for the City / Region

A short essay (up to 1,500 words) on the overall strategy (or master-plan) for the city / region.

  In your essay, please address the following points:
  (a) The role of governance and leadership, as well as the key strategies and actions taken over a sustained period of time, to bring about a significant transformation of the city as a whole;
  (b) The key processes that were institutionalised to ensure the continuity of the transformation and to achieve the long-term benefits / impact;
  (c) The key agents and urban actors / stakeholders involved (e.g. governments, government agencies, consultants, communities, etc.) and their ongoing roles in the transformation process;
  (d) The degree of transformation observed since its implementation.
  (e) The catalytic effect of the transformation and the substantial and sustained impact on the beneficiaries.

Please include relevant maps and images where applicable.

(iii) Part 3 – Demonstration Projects

A short report on at least one (1) but no more than three (3) key demonstration projects to illustrate the success of the overall strategy in (ii) above.

  The scope of the projects could include (but are not limited to) urban planning projects, urban policies and programmes, urban management and application of technology to urban solutions. The projects must be completed (i.e. occupied and in operation). In the case of phased developments, the completed phases(s) should sufficiently demonstrate the efficacy of the project.Each project report should contain the following information and should not exceed 2,000 words in total:
  (a) Project name
  (b) Project location
  (c) Status of project (fully completed / phased completion)
  (d) Development Team (including key leader(s) and / or partner-organisation(s) )
  (e) Project size / extent of implementation (site plan with context shown)
  (f) Scale and Nature of the project
Describe briefly the initial situation before intervention and the issues and problems faced.
Explain how the above was addressed in the overall master-plan or strategy and how it has led to the scoping of the project.
  (g) Objectives and Strategies
Explain the overall vision and the key objectives for the project.
Describe the key initiatives and strategies adopted to meet the objectives e.g. urban policies, programmes, plans, urban management, application of technology etc.
Highlight the innovation(s) in the initiatives taken.
  (h) Results and Lessons learnt
Describe the results in relation to the extent to which the project’s objectives were met. In particular, an explanation should be given on how the results meet the Prize’s objectives, namely: Liveability, Vibrancy, Sustainability and Quality of Life.
Explain how the impact was measured qualitatively and quantitatively, and who benefited from them.
Describe the learning points that arose in addressing the challenges faced.
  (i) Potential Application and Replicability for other cities
Describe how the project can be replicated for the benefit of other cities.
List, if applicable, where the projects have been replicated and describe the modifications, if any.

Project images
Images should provide context and show the positive or intended results. Each image must include a short photo caption. Please include a high-resolution (at least 300 dpi high-resolution tiff / jpeg format) of each image in the DVD.

(iv)     Part 4 – Reference Letters

At least two (2), and not more than five (5), reference letters provided by independent persons familiar with the work of the nominated city but are not directly involved in it. Contact details of the referees must be provided as part of the requirement. The reference letters (up to 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 key projects.

(v)     Part 5 - Additional supporting documents

Articles, press reviews, publications, reports, videos, testimonials or any other materials which provide relevant support to the nomination.

Parts 1 – 3 must be prepared using the Excel spreadsheet template provided, which will be available for download soon. 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

(i) Completed Excel spreadsheet

Hardcopy submission

(i) Completed Excel spreadsheet (printed 8 copies)
(ii) Reference Letters (printed 8 copies)
(iii) DVD containing the completed Excel spreadsheet, Reference Letters, and additional supporting documents (e.g. videos, full-resolution images, other relevant documents) (8 copies)

Closing date:29 May 2015, Friday, 6pm (+8 GMT) Submission closed

All materials for Stage B must be delivered to:
Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2016
Call for Nominations – Stage B Submissions
Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Secretariat
c/o International Relations & Awards
45 Maxwell Road, The URA Centre, Singapore 069118

Important Notes:

  1. Cities that have been nominated previously will need to make fresh submissions as reports and materials submitted previously will not be considered.
  2. The report should be printed on A4-sized paper and submitted in ring folders as loose sheets. The report and all images must be included as softcopy files in the DVD. All images should have accompanying captions.
  3. Please submit 8 printed copies of references letters and additional supporting documents (if any).Nominations postmarked or received by hand after the closing date will not be considered.
  4. The nominated city will be responsible for the safe and timely delivery of all submission materials.
  5. The Prize Secretariat reserves the right to disqualify submissions that are incomplete, or not prepared according to the guidelines above.
  6. The Prize Secretariat may arrange for site visits to the listed demonstration projects.
  7. The Prize Secretariat may request for additional detailed information where necessary.
  8. 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 nomination process, please contact the Prize Secretariat at
Email: leekuanyew_worldcityprize@ura.gov.sg
Tel: +65 6321 6532
Fax:+65 6222 1297


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