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CoronaVirus and World Mayor
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, it is with regret that we have to announce changes to World Mayor 2020. We had originally planned to release this year’s shortlist at the end of July and announce the winner of the 2020 World Mayor Prize and other honours in January 2021. Unfortunately, this is no longer possible.

Since February, towns and cities across the world have been confronted with tremendous challenges, challenges they were often not prepared for. The City Mayors Foundation, the organisers of the World Mayor Projects since 2004, responded by diverting much of its resources to researching and reporting on the effects of the pandemic on the most vulnerable communities and sections of society.

Timeline 20/21
The first nomination phase of World Mayor 2020, re-titled World Mayor 20/21, will now be extended to December. Between August and December, we will publish a regularly updated longlist. In January 2021, we will, instead of announcing this year’s honours, publish the names of those mayors shortlisted for the World Mayor Prize. World Mayor participants may then vote for their favourite mayor from the shortlist. It is anticipated that, after conclusion of phase two of the 20/21 World Mayor Project, the winners of all World Mayor honours will be declared in late spring of 2021.

Criteria 20/21
The scope of the World Mayor Project will be widened to take account of the effects the CoronaVirus pandemic had on large and small communities and the lessons to be learnt. There is no doubt that cities, towns and villages will have to become ‘stronger, fairer, greener’.

The World Mayor Project 20/21 proposes to honour mayors whose leadership during the CoronaVirus pandemic has provided their communities with protection and assurance. We are looking for mayors who showed outstanding management and social skills but also, and more importantly, acted at all times with compassion towards those most affected by Covid-19.

But looking back is not enough. All cities, of whatever size, wherever they are, and irrespective of the severity with which they were hit by Covid-19, must become more resilient - structurally, economically, socially and environmentally. World Mayor 20/21 wishes to honour mayors who understand the challenges ahead and are preparing to meet them. Full criteria

Existing nominations & longlist
All nominations already forwarded to us will remain valid. The first edition of a new longlist will be published in early August.  We will write to all those who took part in phase one of World Mayor 2020. You may also email us for additional information.

PLEASE NOMINATE YOUR CANDIDATE FOR WORLD MAYOR 20/21