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What's the LivCom awards

About LivCom Awards

LivCom is non-political, embracing all nations and cultures, and over 70 countries are represented within the Awards.

LivCom History

The LivCom Awards were launched in 1997 and is the World’s major Awards Competition focusing on International Best Practice regarding the . . .

Category of Awards

The LivCom Awards are divided into Whole City Award, Project Award and Technology and Solution Award.


Communities of different sizes and in different cultures have different structures and responsibilities.

Whole City Award

Whole City Award

There are five population categories in the LivCom Awards. Communities are not compared against others within their population category but are judged as . . .

Project Award

Project Award

Eligible Projects will be those that have been completed within the past two years, or those of which a significant proportion has been completed.

Technology and Solution Award

Technology and Solution Award

The objective of the Technologies and Solution Award is to explore the excellent “technologies” and “solutions” in promoting the sustainable development of cities and communities.

About The LivCom Awards 2024 & FAQs

The deadline for registration and Written Submission of the LivCom Awards 2024 is respectively 1st July and 1st August.

The LivCom Finals 2024 will be organized by the LivCom Committee in collaboration with ISOCARP, UNCRD, UN-INIA and supported by the Egyptian Government and UN-Habitat. Relevant organizations from EU, the League of Arab States, UNESCO and UNU are expected to join in the cooperation subsequently.

This year's LivCom Finals will act as an important parallel event of the WUF12, lasting for 4 days and it also marks the returning of the Awards to Cairo after five years following the success of the LivCom Finals 2018 in Cairo. Participants will be arranged to attend WUF12-related events during or after the Finals, which will greatly increase networking opportunities and benefits throughout the world.

LivCom Forum 2024 will focus on the theme of "Smart Cities" for the first time, where you will meet closely with the world's leading speakers and scientists. Participants will also benefit a lot from LivCom high-level technical conference, training sessions, and city tours and social events in Cairo specially arranged by the host.

For more information, please follow the website regularly for further releases.

When will the LivCom Finals be held in 2024?

It will be held in Cairo in early November 2024 in conjunction with the WUF12, with the exact dates and agenda to be released shortly.

Is there any fees for participating in the LivCom Awards?

Participation in the competition is free of charge. However, you will be responsible for covering your round-trip travel, accommodation and personal expenses.

What are the requirements for submissions?

For Whole City Award, the initial written submission should consist of: Maximum of 4,500 words in English – not including titles/tables/headers etc. Maximum of 24 photographs to be captioned and dated.

For Project and T&S Awards, the word limit for a Submission is 3,000, not counting photo captions, maps, tables, diagrams etc., together with up to 12 captioned photographs.

If the submissions pass the evaluation, cities will be invited to the Finals in Cairo Egypt and make onsite presentations.Please check more requirements on the website.

How many representatives are allowed for the final Presentation?

If the Submissions pass the preliminary evaluation and the applicants are shortlisted in the Finals, a maximum of three representatives for Whole City Award and a maximum of two representatives for Project Award and Technology and Solution Award will be permitted to make the Presentation, plus an interpreter if required. At the end of each Presentation, the Judges will ask questions.

During the Finals Presentations, the Jury encourage candidates of Whole City Award further explain how to incorporate concepts, technologies and practices related to age-friendly cities and smart cities based on the Judging Criteria.

How to sign up for the competition?

You can register by submitting your information via the website or sending the registration form to info@livcomsawards.org.

Mayors’ Comments on the LivCom Awards

latest brief news


Important Notice:The 21st LivCom Finals will be postponed to April-May 2023.

The 21st LivCom Finals originally scheduled in December 2022 will be postponed to April-May 2023


Call for Entries of the 21st LivCom Awards Has Been Officially Launched.

The International Awards for Liveable Communities 2022 (LivCom Awards) is now open for registration.


The First Online LivCom Awards Is On December 6-8, 2021

First Online International Livcom Awards will take place between 6-8 December 2021.We look forward to meeting you.