2024 Sister Cities International Annual Awards

Welcome to the Sister Cities International Annual Awards Program!

We are no longer accepting applications

Fostering Excellence in Citizen Diplomacy for Over a Decade

Delve into the legacy of recognition as our Annual Awards Program has been honoring the achievements of Sister Cities International members for over 10 years. This time-honored tradition is a testament to the dedication and collaborative spirit that define sister city programs globally. Now, it’s your turn to take center stage and shine a light on your accomplishments from the past year. Embrace the opportunity to showcase the impactful contributions made by your community to the citizen diplomacy movement.

About the Annual Awards

Sister Cities International established the Annual Awards Program in 1962 to acknowledge and honor exceptional sister city programs. This prestigious event continues to evolve, embodying the essence of collaboration and fostering connections across borders. The Annual Awards Program is open to current dues-paying members of Sister Cities International with at least one formally recognized sister city partnership.


Application Deadline: June 1, 2024 11:59 p.m. EST

To be eligible for the Annual Awards, sister city programs must meet the following criteria:

Membership Status:

  • Applicants must be current dues-paying members of Sister Cities International. If you do not know your current status, please contact our Membership Manager at [email protected].

Formal Recognition:

  • Sister city programs must have at least one formally recognized sister city partnership.

Application Process: 

  • Click the Apply Now button to apply. All fields must be completed, and all required attachments should be uploaded to the form.

Achievement Period:

  • The awards will recognize outstanding achievements by sister city programs in the year 2023.

Announcement of Winners:

Winners will be announced during the Annual Awards Gala, which will take place in person on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, in Tacoma, Washington, as part of our Summer Leadership Meetings.  Save the date for this exciting event, set to take place in July 2024!

**Important Note:**

Sister cities that received an award in 2023 are ineligible to win the same award for 2024.

Apply Now:

Ready to showcase your sister city program’s achievement? 

Application Deadline: June 1, 2024 11:59 p.m. EST

Ensure that you fill out all fields and upload the required attachments to complete the application process successfully.

Contact Us:

For inquiries or assistance, please contact our Awards Program team at [email protected].

*Peace Through People – One individual, one community at a time – Sister Cities International*