How does it work?

To enter the Stadsgoud competition, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. The competition is open to all, whether an individual, an association, or a foundation. Public authorities, for-profit organisations, and organisations that pursue a religious or political objective are excluded.

  2. The idea may be submitted by an individual, but the project must be carried out by a legal entity.

  3. The plan must be intended for a neighbourhood/community in the City of Maastricht.

  4. The proposed plan must be new and untested in that neighbourhood/community.

  5. The plan must be described in a document of not more than 1000 words in length (see the application form), to be submitted by 7 March 2019. A budget showing the project costs must also be submitted. The more specific the description and the more realistic the budget, the better your chance of winning.

  6. If the jury so decides, at least one representative will explain the plan during the final event on Sunday 14 April 2019.

  7. All competitors must accept the jury's decision. The jury has been assembled especially for this purpose and has been tasked with arriving at an honest and expert decision (see also the general terms and conditions).

The jury will assess the plan on six criteria.

  • Sincerity
    Your idea is based on sincere engagement.

  • Inspiration
    Your idea inspires people.

  • Originality
    Your idea is innovative and appealing.

  • Positivity
    Your idea helps create a positive perception of/a positive atmosphere in the neighbourhood/community.

  • Appropriate to the neighbourhood/community
    Your idea takes the circumstances in the neighbourhood/community into account and the people who live and work there.

  • Feasibility
    Your idea may well be ambitious, but it must also be realistic and practical. You yourself must be able to guarantee its successful implementation.