Intelligent Community Awards

Each year, ICF presents the Intelligent Community Award Program® for cities and regions.  It provides communities with a platform for attracting international attention, stimulating inward investment and building public support for progress.

Awards process

ICF devotes 11 months to soliciting nominations, evaluating them and selecting each year’s honorees, from the Smart21 semi-finalists to the Top7 finalists to the Intelligent Community of the Year. More about the process →

Nominate your community

The process begins with communities filling out a Community Assessment Questionnaire, which asks a series of yes-no and multiple choice questions. Nominate your community →

Award winners

ICF has honored communities of all sizes on every continent as Intelligent Communities. Award winners include each year’s Smart21 Communities of the Year (semi-finalists in the Awards program), Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year (finalists in the Awards program) and Intelligent Communities of the Year (winners of each year’s Awards program).