ISCN Awards 2022

The ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards promotes landmark projects that demonstrate how the environmental, social and economic issues of our time provide opportunities for university administrations and faculty alike to improve campus infrastructure and university administration and recognize opportunities to integrate them into their research and learning activities.

The ISCN Awards recognize international excellence in the areas of Whole Systems Approach, Partnerships for Progress, and Cultural Change for Sustainability. Through the ISCN Awards, the ISCN is dedicated to showcasing excellence and leadership from around the globe. An additional Honorary Member Award is granted to outstanding projects at non-member institutions.

Winners of the awards will be recognized at the Award Ceremony online on 25th May (15:00-16:15 CEST, UTC+2). Full details will be announced closer to the ceremony date.

All awardees will be required to create a short video of their winning project that will be played during the Award Ceremony, where they will also be commended for their achievement. Awardees will be featured on the ISCN website where they will serve as case studies to inspire university members on what is possible and how successful projects can be developed. Through the global presence of the ISCN, the visibility of the awards will not only enrich campus development internationally, it will also help continue the momentum for the awardees on their own campuses.

Applications are now closed.

Submissions closed on 9th March 2022

To apply for the ISCN Awards 2022

Identify the appropriate Award Category for your application.

Ensure you comply with the Conditions of Entry listed below.

Complete the online submission form.

Submit your completed application before midnight March 9, 2022 Central European Time (UTC+1)


By submitting to the ISCN Awards 2022 you are agreeing to the following conditions:

  • All applications must be completed via the online submission form.
  • Applicants must be current ISCN Members to apply for the following categories: Whole Systems Approach, Partnerships for Progress, and Cultural Change for Sustainability.
  • Non-member institutions are only eligible to apply for the Honorary Member Award category.
  • All applications must be submitted by the official deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Applications must be from higher education institutions, applications from individuals will not be accepted.
  • All information contained in the submission is true to the best of the applicant’s knowledge.
  • Hyperlinks should only be included in the application form where explicitly requested.
  • By submitting an application, the winners of the Awards are committing to providing a short video (1 to 3 minutes) of the winning project and be available online during the 2022 ISCN Awards Ceremony.
  • Winners of the Awards grant permission to the ISCN to publicly publish winning projects in order to enable the sharing of ideas, to inspire other campuses, and to stimulate new partnerships and collaborations, including featuring it on the ISCN website.
  • Projects/initiatives which won an ISCN Award in the previous ISCN Award cycle will not be considered for any category of ISCN Award in the current ISCN Awards cycle. For example, recipients of any 2021 Award are not permitted to resubmit the same project/initiative in 2022, and must wait until 2023 to resubmit the same initiative.
  • Projects that have been awarded a similar award at the national or regional level are still eligible for nomination for an ISCN award.
  • If an institution is granted the Honorary Membership Award (and associated 1-year free membership), that same institution will not be considered for an Honorary Membership Award for a period of 5 years.
  • The organizers of the Awards reserve the right to verify the information included in applications.
  • The organizers of the Awards have the right to exclude any submission if the above conditions of entry are not met.

Process and Timeline

The ISCN Awards Jury will screen entries and score the completed applications based on standardized criteria. The ISCN Award Jury is comprised of an international panel which will determine the winner in each category. The Awards organizers will inform the winning candidates via email after the judging process has concluded, and will coordinate the winners for their presentation and commendation during the Awards Ceremony.