About the Awards

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COLA was launched in May 2017.  It is to recognize the efforts made by people or enterprises, innovative solutions and efforts, both tangible and intangible, that contribute to the love and care for the communities they live in 

COLA celebrates positive contributions. No project is neither too small nor insignificant. Actions that have made a positive impact on social, environmental, and innovative products sustainability, deserve to be recognized.  we want to hear from you.  

We believe that every positive effort should be given a chance to be appreciated and recognized.  The world needs to hear what you have done. Come inspire with your project of love for your community.”



To recognise ground-up initiatives that help create sustainable cities.


Innovative cities with sustainable future in social, economic and environmental developments. 


Be rewarded for your endeavours.

Make Your Mark

Winners receive an exclusive trophy and certificate presented during the awards ceremony.

Share Your Work

Winners will have the opportunity to share and inspire others alongside our media partners.

From Global To Local

Award-winning projects may be connected to other global sustainability awards.

Grow Your Network

Meet like-minded individuals and businesses that could be collaborators or provide funding for your next project.

Build Your Legacy

Your family and community will benefit from your pioneering efforts and hard work.

Social Media Exposure

We'll share your work across our social media channels and networks.


Call for entries

28 July 2020

Submission deadline

30 June 2021

Winners announced

August 2021

Awards ceremony

October 2021



We are offering opportunity for companies to join us as a sponsor in this awards. Funds received from our sponsors will provide marketing and publicity for COLA. Please click here for the sponsorship package. Your generosity is very much appreciate. 


The Cities of Love Award Symbol seeks to advocate good practices on social, environmental and Innovative Products sustainability with the outcome serving as a universal link between the general public and industries. It, therefore, symbolizes that the recipient of the COLA symbol has a comprehensive understanding of this factor and has exemplified it through their work ethos and products.

COLA may only be used by participants who have successfully qualified and being qualified as one of the winners. Winners can submit an application to COLA to use the logo on their website, goods, marketing collateral, etc. Additionally, they may also purchase additional promotional products (i.e. trophies, certificates, etc.)


Rights of Usage

Only award winners are eligible for the usage of COLA symbol. The winner may use COLA symbol with the winning year. All representatives associated with the award winners (i.e. sales and marketing agencies, media partners) and other third parties may only apply to use COLA symbol as the official representatives of the award winners and with their explicit consent. In this instance, the Permission for COLA symbol Usage certificate will be issued directly to the award winners and no further application procedures will be necessary. Consultation with the organizer is advised in cases where:

·       A distributor or sales agent not affiliated with the award winner (or its representatives as described above) wishes to use the symbol as part of its sales and marketing campaign.

·       A media organization not affiliated with the award winner (or its representatives as described above) wishes to use the symbol in a description of an award-winning product.

Modifications of Awarded Project

In the instance that modifications have been applied to the project awarded with the symbol, including product specifications and performance enhancements, the award winner must submit an Alteration Report to the organizer. The organizer and then-presiding Judging Committee will then deliberate the extents of the modifications made (i.e. if the changes made conflict with the prior evaluation) and advise the winner of their decision to approve or reject of the continued usage of COLA symbol for that specified project.

Click here to download the Modifications Form

Report on Symbol Usage Status

The organizer may request the winner and related parties using COLA Symbol to file a report on the status of its usage. You may contact us at candy-tan@citiesoflove.org

Click here to download Logo Guideline.