The Award Categories for 2013 are: SMART GROWTH: Connecting universities to regional growth; SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: Supporting resource efficiency in SMEs;
INCLUSIVE GROWTH: Social innovation: creative responses to societal challenges; CITYSTAR: Integrated approaches to sustainable urban development;
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION: Promoting EU Regional policy with short videos.
Applications should be sent by 20 April 2012. The selected finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their projects before an independent jury during the tenth annual European Week of Regions and Cities - OPEN DAYS 2012. The Award ceremony itself will take place in Brussels in early 2013.