This is the detailed information about the application and reviewing process
for the 2021 Human City Design Award.

Less than 5 years’
implemented design

projects that contribute to a more harmonious and sustainable relationship
between human and human,
human and society,
human and the environment
human and nature
Official Schedule
01 29 July 2021(Thu) ~ 31 Oct 2021(Sun) (KST24:00) Notice Period Notice Period
02 1 Sept 2021(Wed) ~ 31 Oct 2021 (Sun) (KST24:00) Submission Period Submission Period
03 November 2021 ~ February 2022 Screening Period Screening Period
04 Expected to announce separately Winner Announcement Winner Announcement
05 21 March 2022(Mon) Award Ceremony Award Ceremony

Korean Standard Time

The above schedule is subject to change due to circumstances.


Judging Criteria

Problem solving
for urban life

Does the theme deal with public
design issues such as city, life,
people, society, environment,
nature and etc to create a sustainable
and harmonious human city?

Global value

Does the perspective of solving
design problem have a ripple
effect that is creative, solved by
participation and cooperation,
and can be expanded and shared globally?

Provide vision
for the future

Does the design contribute to
the vision of a sustainable,
future-oriented world culture
and civilization where humans
and the environment coexist in harmony?

Screening Process

1st round screening


2nd round screening

2nd round screening
select around 10
teams for honorable

3rd round Final screening

  • PT & Live Interview of
    honorable mention
  • Select Grand Prize and
    Safety & Security Award
  • Separate selection of
    ‘Citizen’s Award winner’


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Deadline is 31 October 2021