Eligibility Requirements

Please note that all projects—regardless of location—are entered into a single competition rather than separated into regions. Thus, there are no longer separate awards for the Americas, Asia Pacific, or EMEA region. All projects compete in a single category in the ULI Global Awards for Excellence.

Development projects and programs of any type and in any location that meet the eligibility requirements below may be submitted for a ULI Global Award for Excellence:

  • The project must be in stabilized operation and must be financially viable.
  • The project must be complete; however, this does not require that the project be newly constructed.
  • The project must achieve a high standard of excellence in all areas—design, planning, construction, economics, and management.
  • The project must demonstrate relevance to the contemporary and future needs of the community in which it is located.
  • The project must provide lessons, strategies, and techniques that can be used or adapted in other communities.
  • Programs and processes—such as growth management strategies and publicly guided development programs—are eligible if they have been fully implemented.
  • The Awards program is open to all—not just to ULI members.

2014 Awards

The Finalists for the 2014 Global Awards for Excellence will be announced in June.

After conducting the jury site visits, and completing additional evaluation of each project, the winners will be announced during the ULI Fall Meeting in New York, October 21-24. At this time the submission period for the 2015 cycle will open.

For additional information, please e-mail awards@uli.org.