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.
Phase 3: 2nd Round Evaluation
In the second round of evaluations, the two (2) submissions with the highest number of votes from the judges in each Awards Category will be determined as the winners of the Gold Award and Silver Award.