Visit Brussels Awards 2018

For more than a decade the Visit Brussels Awards ceremony has been honouring projects that actively foster Brussels’ image at home and abroad.

Visit Brussels is hoping by this means to spotlight the initiatives which help improve the quality of the welcome and hospitality accorded to visitors and thus contribute to the international reputation of our destination, in 9 different categories.


The prizewinners will be announced and will receive their award on 29 March 2018 at the Awards & Networking Night.

You are invited to register achievements, projects, initiatives or original designs you wish to be considered as candidates for the next Awards event by 19 January 2018.

How does it work?

To complete their application form, the entrant must choose one of the categories via the online application form and answer the following questions:

  • Presentation of the project (minimum 500 characters / maximum 1,000 characters)
  • Description of the project
  • What are the actions taken to attract foreign participants and what are the results?
  • How is the project innovative or unique?
  • How does your project fit into a sustainable dynamic (social, ecological and/or economical)?
  • How is your project accessible to people with reduced mobility? The call for application is open until 19 January 2018.

The different stages

Stage 1: three nominees are selected by the public
Members of the public have one month to vote for their favourite project in each category. At the end of this period, the three projects with the most votes are nominated and go on to the next stage. Except for the International Congress & Fairs  category that is only submitted to the jury vote.

Stage 2: the winner is chosen by the panel of judges
The judges pick the winner from the three nominees in each category. The names of the winners will be announced during the Awards & Networking Night on 29 March 2018.Nominees will be judged on five criteria: impact on the international reputation and attraction of Brussels, impact on tourism in Brussels, originality, the sustainability of the project, the efforts made to make the projects more accessible to people with reduced mobility.