Community Activation & Vibrancy

Edmonton Wins Global Place Branding Award

In November 2016, Make Something Edmonton (MSE) received the City Nation Place Award for Best Expression of Place Brand Identity. The Awards recognize the best in place branding worldwide and are announced at the annual City Nation Place Forum in London, England.

MSE, a partnership between the City of Edmonton and EEDC, competed against three other finalists from Sweden, Costa Rica, and Russia. Edmonton’s approach stood out for the community-driven research process that led to the creation of the Make Something Edmonton initiative and for our ongoing efforts to engage citizens in creative and ways.

The selection jury members agreed that Edmonton has set the standard for community engagement in Place Branding. This success is a testament to the hundreds of volunteers – board members, project leaders, and other citizens – who helped build Make Something Edmonton from the ground up. The Award has created more opportunities for EEDC and Edmonton to take a position of leadership and influence on the international stage.

Learn more about Make Something Edmonton here.