All types of organizations and individuals from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors can apply for a chance to:

  • Be celebrated on a global stage
  • Win a cash prize of $250,000; $25,000 each for four runners-up
  • Gain exposure to global media and a world-class jury
  • Join a global network of urban experts and change-makers

Please register here to start your submission for the 2023-2024 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities. The account you create will allow you to save your work and come back to the application portal. Log in to start, retrieve and complete your submission at your own pace. If you are submitting more than one initiative or project, you do not need to create a separate account. Please email with your registration number and we will add more entries to your account.

Please consult the Terms and Conditions before applying. You may consider exploring the profiles of past winners and finalists.