For 2020, there is no participation fee for the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards at ITB Berlin (4 March 2020).
With regards to the Top 100 competition, all applicants are expected to pay a Top 100 Assessment fee to cover the costs of this independent assessment, which vary depending on the year of participation:
From the 3rd year and onwards, all destinations are required to join the GD Award & Certification Program.
Please note: the Top 100 Assessment fee will be charged only when you are ready for the Top 100 assessment. Moreover, if you consider to join the GD-ACP-program it will be considered a first payment of the ACP-registration fee.
This is in principle not possible for the Top 100 competition – answers about criteria and indicators, pictures, and documents need to be provided on the Green Destinations platform. A nomination through an offline Nomination Form is only possible in case you have insufficient bandwidth to operate the online platform.
Instead, the submissions of the Good Practice Story for the Top 100 Awards can be done in Word and compatible programs, PPT, google docs or presentation or saved in PDF:
No, we request nominators to notify the Team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) that the nomination is complete.
No, to submit a Good Practice Story we request nominators to notify the Team via email that the Good Practice Story has been submitted (email@example.com).
Alternatively, GPSs can be sent to Team@SustainableTop100.org using wetransfer.com.
All the information about deadlines and requirements to submit the GPS can be found in the ITB Call for Nominations.
Yes, the Top 100 competition certificate is issued at the Global Green Destinations Days, while the Top 100 Awards certificate is issued at the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards event at ITB Berlin.
Not at all, on the contrary they reinforce each other:
GD and QC Awards are just different ‘brands’ of the same award (procedure). Destinations can choose under which brand they wish to be recognised. Large destinations (regions, countries) may even choose to use both – QC for coastal areas and GD for inland territories.