FAQ

Understand all the in and outs of Coliving Awards through the frequently asked questions below.

How to apply? 

Applications for Coliving Awards 2024 are scheduled to open on 19th April. If you wish to prepare for the next edition, our jury will need a comprehensive presentation of your work/project in English. We will collect the submission via our website, please make sure you have a vector logo of your brand, high resolution photos and/or other visuals ready prior to submission opening and read all necessary information in the application guide.

How many editions of Coliving Awards are there? 

Coliving Awards had its first edition in 2021, with the final ceremony on May 6th, 2021 in Paris (France). In 2022 we organised the second edition of Coliving Awards, with its final ceremony in June 2022 in Katowice (Poland). Coliving Awards 2023 took place last September 22nd in Amsterdam, The Netherlands as official part of the inaugural Coliving Conference programme. We are excited to announce that Coliving Awards 2024 is taking place next September 25th, once again as part of the Coliving Conference programme in a very special setting. Stay tuned for more information!

I would like to start my application. How can I start preparing my submissions?

The first application tier will launch on April 19th, until then you can start preparing your submission. Our jury will need a comprehensive presentation of your work/project in English. We will collect the submission via our website, please make sure you have a vector logo of your brand, high resolution photos and/or other visuals ready prior to submission opening. You can review all the criteria, download the Application Guidelines (which will be available soon) and start preparing the presentation using the provided presentation template (available soon), all of those you can find on the Categories page. If you have some questions before then, our team is here to support you. The final deadline for submitting will be on 8th July 2024, 12.00 PM CEST.

When is the deadline?

The call for entries for the Coliving Awards 2024 starts on 19th April 2024. The deadline for final submissions is 8th July 2024. Within that time there are three submission tiers with different deadlines and fees: Early Bird - deadline: 6th May 2024 11:59 AM CET, Normal Submissions - deadline: 27th of May 2024 11:59 AM CET and Late Submissions - deadline: 8th of July 2024 12:00 PM CET.

Please note: The deadline refers to the date of submitting your project to the portal, not the date of signing up / purchasing your application. Remember to submit your project before the end of the tier to make sure it is accepted.

What is the evaluation criteria?

The criteria are defined individually for each Award category. You can find the criteria that apply to your category on the Categories page. Make sure that your application contains all the necessary deliverables for your category. The specific deliverables can be found also in the Categories page and each category Application Guide.

What does the evaluation and voting process look like?

Submitted projects are evaluated in three phases: Eligibility (1), Evaluation by a Lead Judge (2) and Jury Panel & Public Voting (3).

Phase 1

In phase one, all applications will be reviewed by our internal team to make sure that all criteria are being met. During the eligibility phase our team will not judge or give a specific score to your application. We will simply make sure that the specific set of criteria are well represented in the deliverables from each applicant.

Phase 2

After our team reviews the applications for eligibility, our lead judge will evaluate all eligible presentations from his / her own category for phase two. According to the criteria checklist and required answers to respective questions, our lead judge will give a score for each application, which will result in the selection of maximum 4 finalists and 1 or more honourable mentions.

Phase 3

Further evaluation by the whole jury panel will also be based on the set criteria and respective questions, and our wider jury panel will be responsible for nominating the winners of each category, alongside the public vote and the previous scores from each jury member. The public vote will be processed on Linkedin, giving the voice to our followers and wider community.

The final result is calculated as follows: the lead judge has 35% ruling, followed by 35% ruling from audience LinkedIn voting and 30% ruling from industry relevance stance by the jury panel. The winners will be announced and awarded during the Coliving Awards ceremony.

Is there any restriction to participate in the Coliving Awards?

According to the public vote and thanks to a very strict evaluation procedure, we allow all Coliving Awards collaborators, including founding partners, partners and sponsors to submit their project to Coliving Awards. The judging process was designed in a way to provide the highest level of transparency, with a three stage ruling from the category lead judge, jury panel and public vote.

In this edition, Coliving Awards 2024:


- Our Venture Manager, Coliving Ventures, will not be applying to the Coliving Awards.

- Our Founding Partner, Spatial Experience will not be applying to the Coliving Awards.

- Our sister company and main Media Partner, Coliving Insights, will also not be applying to the awards.

- Our Sponsors will not be applying to the awards.

- In the case of any submissions that were done in collaboration with a company and/or the product of a Lead Judge is associated with, the Jury Panel will make the final decision on nomination eligibility.

- Our Media Partners, Event Partners and other organisations in our wider ecosystem will be allowed to participate in the Coliving Awards.

What is the evaluation procedure for projects submitted by founding partners, partners and sponsors?

The evaluation procedure for projects submitted by Coliving Awards founding partners and sponsors is the same as for any other submitted project. The exception is for the project submitted by a person / company, whose representative is the Lead Judge of the category applying for. Then the nomination of the project must be validated by the Jury Panel.

What is the final award? What can I win?

By participating in Coliving Awards, you have a chance to establish yourself as an acknowledged innovator and contributor to the growth and evolution of the colving sector. The winner will be announced during the final ceremony and will receive a unique Coliving Award prize with a Certificate of Authenticity. The award package goes beyond the prize itself. The winning projects will be featured on our communication channels such as websites and social media. The winning projects will also be showcased during the Coliving Awards Ceremony, celebrated this 25th September 2024 as part of the programme of the international Coliving Conference.

Who are the winners of previous editions?

You can find information about previous edition winners, finalists and honourable mentions in the publications released by our media partner Coliving Insights:

  • For Coliving Awards 2021 find it here.
  • For Coliving Awards 2022 find it here.
  • For Coliving Awards 2023 find it here.

Can I still become a sponsor and/or partner?

Sponsoring and/or partnering up with the Coliving Awards brings your company closer to decision makers, business leaders and dynamic corporate partners who value innovative thinking and commitment to the coliving industry. We offer a wide range of sponsorship levels to maximise your company's visibility. To learn more, get in touch with us.

What are the Coliving Awards?

Coliving Awards are a ceremony to honour and give visibility to the most thought-provoking and innovative approaches in the coliving sector. With our awards ceremony, we are focusing on defining coliving as an institutionalised, scalable and thriving real estate model. Read more on Coliving Awards history here.

Who made the Coliving Awards?

Coliving Awards is a portfolio venture managed by Coliving Ventures. Appointed Managing Director Bart Sasim and Coliving Awards Programme Lead Aitana de Jong bring year after year this awards closer to a global audience of shared living entrepreneurs.

Can I submit multiple applications?

Yes, it is also possible to participate in more than one category or submit multiple projects for the same category.

The application portal (“My Portal”) allows you to submit multiple projects, however please note that by signing up to My Portal you are only purchasing your first project submission. To purchase multiple submissions you can click the multiple submission tab on MyPortal. Any further submissions during every stage will be charged separately: 99 euro (ex. VAT) - if submitted from 19/04/2024 to 06/05/2024 (Early Bird Application), 149 euro (ex. VAT) - if submitted from 06/05/2024 to 27/05/2024 (Normal Application) - or 199 euro (ex. VAT) - if submitted from 27/05/2023 to 24/06/2024 (Late Application). Feel free to get in touch with us to notify us as soon as you have submitted multiple projects. Only after successful payment will the additional submissions be taken into further evaluation.

The submission date refers to the date of submitting your project to the portal, not registering to the portal. Remember to submit your project before the end of the tier to make sure it is accepted.

Can I re-submit my application?

Yes, it is possible to resubmit your project. The resubmission of the project is considered as a new submission and therefore additional charges may apply. Please contact us if you would like to resubmit your project.


Can I save the progress of my application?

Unfortunately this is not possible. Make sure that, before clicking the ‘submit’ button, your application includes all the necessary information and deliverables to meet the criteria for the project category.

Who receives the prize if the winning project is the result of a collaboration between more than one company?

The communication processes regarding the project will ensure that all participating companies are included in an inclusive manner, and the announcement of the results at the Coliving Awards Ceremony and other forms of Coliving Awards' official communication channels, will acknowledge the contributions of all companies involved in the awarded projects.

By default, the winning project will be presented with one physical award and one certificate. However, if the winning party wishes to receive additional physical awards or certificates, they may make a request at an extra cost.

Get in touch to receive more information about this topic.

Who receives the prize if the winning project is the result of a collaboration between more than one company?

If your project is represented by multiple companies, please make sure to notify Coliving Awards during your submission. During the announcement of the winnings project, all companies involved will be mentioned.

By default, the winning project will be presented with one physical award and one certificate. However, if the winning party wishes to receive additional physical awards or certificates, they may make a request at an extra cost.

Get in touch to receive more information about this topic.

Are there any applicable discounts available?

Only for enrolled students or PhDs we offer a 50% discount on the participation at the Academia & PhDs Category. To get your discount code please reach out to us via email before purchasing your access to the applicant portal.

Can I log in and submit my project with the same login details as last year?

No, you need to fill in the sign up form again and purchase your first application. Then you will have access to the application portal. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us via connect@colivingawards.com

When will I know if my project has been nominated?

The lead judges will complete the evaluation process at the end of July 2024. Finalists and Honourable Mentions will be announced from the 5th of August until the 7th of August, 2024. If your project has been nominated, you will also receive an email with further instructions on how to promote your project for the public voting. Follow our Linkedin page and subscribe to our newsletter to receive first-hand information on this year’s edition results.

My project was nominated. What happens now?

First of all, congratulations! If you have not gotten yourself a ticket for the Coliving Awards ceremony yet, this might be the best moment to do so. You can find more information here.

All nominated projects (“Finalists”) will be notified via email on the day of the public announcement through our newsletter and social media channels. We will also send a short guideline on how to communicate about your shortlisting as Finalist, with a social media banner and some communication examples. You can use this material to promote your nomination and to invite your audience to vote for your project during the Linkedin Public Voting phase.

If you have any questions please let us know.
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