#urbanana-Award, © Thomas Baumgärtel

urb­a­nana-Award 2020 - FAQ

This is where you'll find the an­swers to the most im­port­ant ques­tions

Please note, that the ac­tu­al ap­plic­a­tion form will be Ger­man, how­ever, this is where you can find all ne­ces­sary in­form­a­tion to pre­pare. The doc­u­ments you hand in can be in Eng­lish.

1. Award briefing

You want to know more about the award and urbanana or would like to clarify the eligibility of your project? Come see us online or on-site for an information evening.

29.09.2020, ab 18 Uhr, Online

Join the Zoom-Meeting

Thema: How to ... urbanana-Award 2020
Uhrzeit: 29.Sep.2020 06:00 PM Paris
Meeting-ID: 818 1077 4139

2.    What are examples for award-worthy projects?

We don't want to highlight one of the many amazing projects in NRW, in the following you can find a collection of sketchy ideas to outline the orientation of the award. You can also find inspiration with the laureates of the #urbanana-Award 2017 and 2019
a) new forms of touristic services and offerings, in particular in the field of creative tourism
e.g.: street-art tours from suburban trains, ingress-touring, urban nature-tours, yoga on market squares, speednapping-hotels, urban-sketching trips, monowheel workshops etc.
b) innovative, digital city-touristic informationtools
e.g.: vegan travel guides, post-war architecture guides, musical city maps, AR-Apps, barefoot guides etc..  
c) new form of collabortation between the creative, digital and tourism industries
e.g. galleries in a hotel-lobby, coworking spaces in congress-areas, joint event series, temporarily open hotel studios, weekly creative-crawl-series in the city etc.

3.    What is creative tourism?

We use Greg Richards definition of creative tourism.

4. Is there a participation fee to apply?


5. What is urbanana all about?

More information regarding the project here

6. Can freelance-artists apply for the award? 

Yes, individual artists as well as groups of people who are active artist from all divisions of visual or performing arts can apply. 

7. Can I download the application form somewhere?

No. The questios refer to the contents of the conditions of the participation. There won't be any surprises, if you have prepared these.

8 . Can projects, ideas or companies apply that are publicly instructed or funded or financed in any other way?

Yes. We'd like to award these projects, in case of a win, with the symbolic urbanana-Award 2020. However the prize money can not be disbursed to projects that are fully or partially funded or financed publicly.

9. Can public institution such as cultural department apply for the urbanana-AWARD?

Yes. These projects will also, in case of a win, be award the symbolic urbanana-Award 2020.

10. Can persons apply for the award, even if their place of residence is not NRW?

Yes. However the place of realisation must be
a) planned for one or more large cities in North Rhine-Westphalia (more than 100.000 inhabitants)
b) Additionally all projects that take place in one or more member municipalities of the regional federation Ruhr (Metropole Ruhr) are eligible. 

11. Can one apply with more than one idea? 

Yes, that is possible. 

12. Can one apply without being listed as a nominee, as one doesn't want the idea to be published? 

Yes. In this case please indicate this in your application and give reasons for your decision. Please note, the publication of the idea, in case of a win, is mandatory.

13. Contact

For further question concerning your application or urbanana please visit us with one of our informational events or send a mail to urbanana@nrw-tourismus.de.