The Moment is Now

Applying for a Creator Award only takes a few minutes, what do you have to lose? We’ll walk you through the process and give you some pointers below.

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Categories

Our categories are designed to reward innovation in every industry. To apply, pick the category that fits where your idea or business is today.

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Performing Arts

You’re a musical group, dance troupe, slam poet, aerial silk artist, or other live performer, and you’re interested in sharing your art with our audience. Finalists from this category will secure a paid gig at their regional event.

$18K-$72K USD

per award

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Nonprofit

You’re a registered NGO, charity, or nonprofit organization looking to establish or expand your efforts. Semi-finalists will pitch their idea to a panel of judges; finalists will pitch live on stage at their regional event for the chance to take home funding.

$72K-$130K USD

per award

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Business Venture

You’re a startup, entrepreneur, or established enterprise with a plan to take things further. Semi-finalists will pitch their idea to a panel of judges; finalists will pitch live on stage at their regional event for the chance to take home funding.

$130K-$360K USD

per award

PRIZES

Creator Awards prizes vary depending on what type of company you are. Certified nonprofits and performance artists will receive cash prizes, while entrepreneurs, startups, and other for-profit companies will receive a Simple Agreement for Future Equity structure Investment. Read more about how Simple Agreement for Future Equity structure Investments work here.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Here’s what to expect:

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Eligibility

First things first: You don’t have to be a WeWork member to apply. This competition is open to entrepreneurs, performers, startups, and nonprofits from our designated regions (more on those, below!).

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Application

Be prepared to answer a series of brief questions about your idea, business, or organization.

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Film

Next up: Shoot a brief, 90-second video introducing yourself, telling us what you do, why you’re passionate about it, and how you would use funding if you win. Professional-quality video not required.

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Submit

It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway): Be sure to get your application in before the deadline. Once you submit, you’ll receive a confirmation email for your records. As an added bonus, all applicants will be eligible for a free one-year We Membership.

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2018 REGIONS

For our second year, we’re hosting awards ceremonies in multiple regions around the world. Find out where you’re eligible to apply below. Stay tuned for more details on 2018 regions!

  • Mexico
    If you're based in Mexico, apply for:
    Mexico City Creator Awards

    Application Closed

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  • China
    If you’re based in any of the following places, apply for:
    Shanghai Creator Awards
    • Mainland China
    • Hong Kong
    • Macau

    Application Closed

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  • Western US & British Columbia
    If you’re based in any of the following places, apply for:
    San Francisco Creator Awards
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • British Columbia
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Kansas
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Mexico
    • North Dakota
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • South Dakota
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Washington
    • Wyoming

    Application Closed

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  • Israel
    If you're based in Israel, apply for:
    Jerusalem Creator Awards

    Application Deadline: May 21, 2018

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  • Eastern US & Puerto Rico & Ontario
    If you’re based in any of the following places, apply for:
    Nashville Creator Awards
    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Ontario
    • Pennsylvania
    • Puerto Rico
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington DC
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Application Deadline: July 20, 2018

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  • South Korea
    If you're based in South Korea, apply for:
    Seoul Creator Awards

    Application Deadline: October 19, 2018

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  • UK & Ireland
    If you're based in UK or Ireland, apply for:
    London Creator Awards

    Application Deadline: September 7, 2018

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  • Germany & Netherlands
    If you're based in Germany or Netherlands, apply for:
    Berlin Creator Awards

    Application Deadline: September 28, 2018

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  • Brazil
    If you're based in Brazil, apply for:
    São Paulo Creator Awards

    Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

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Have a question? Email us at creatorawards@wework.com.

AFTER YOU APPLY

Our judging committee takes the review process seriously, carefully considering each and every application before choosing finalists. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we cannot offer personalized feedback; however, we will get in touch to let you know whether or not you’ve been selected. Applicants will be notified approximately two weeks before their regional event.

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