Submit your short-term rental 
and win a Sustonica credit!


The Sustonica Star Award 2024 -
Celebrating sustainable short-term rentals around the world.

Starts on


October 2023

Ends on


December 2023



January 2024



February 2023

Whether you've taken small steps or giant leaps in your sustainability journey, we invite you to participate, showcase your efforts and possibly earn the prestigious title of the winning sustainable vacation rental in your continent.

Round 1

Enter your listing URL and take the test!

Round 2

Our judges select the finalists. All get a free Sustonica credit.

Round 3

The highest score after the auditor's validation wins!

Round 1


Are you ready? Take the Sustonica Test! If your property rocks a cool 20% or more, you’re in. 

Remember, our eagle-eyed judges will be scouring OTAs and your website in round two.

So let’s keep it real – no sneaky stuff!

*PRO TIP: Check our criteria before doing the test!*

Round 2

finalist triage

This is where the spotlight shines! Our judges will meticulously scrutinise the top 30 properties from the previous round, making sure every detail is true to life. They’ll be on the hunt for the continent’s top 10, judging them on commitment, improvement, strategic marketing, wise investment and tangible social impact. Should your property shine among these elite ranks, you’ll receive the golden key, and a free Sustonica credit, giving you free access to the full verification process.

In other words, a free Sustonica Validation is waiting for you!

Round 3


With your free credit in hand, it’s time to validate your property’s sustainability credentials. Regardless of the outcome of the competition, you’ll receive a prestigious, globally-recognised sustainability validation that will enhance your website, OTAs and property presentation.

And now for the crescendo: from the meticulously verified properties, a single property from each continent will be announced as the SUSTONICA STAR 2024! Only one champion per continent, so strive for excellence and perhaps a touch of flair!

Our Judges

We’re currently recruiting our judges. They will all have a background in hospitality and sustainability. 
If you think you have what it takes to be a judge please apply here.


General Rules
  1. Eligibility: Open only to vacation rental properties that have not already earned a Sustonica badge.

  2. Entry Fee: None.

  3. Registration: All entries must be registered through the official Sustonica website or app.

Round 1: Initial Screening
  1. Sustonica Test: Participants must complete the Sustonica Test.

  2. Minimum Score: A minimum score of 20% is required to proceed to the next round.

  3. Submission Verification: No false information. Judges will check for authenticity in the second round.

  4. Multi-property Entries: Participants can enter multiple properties, but each property must meet the 20% score requirement.

Round 2: Judging
  1. Top 50 Selection: The top 50 scores for each continent will be passed on to the judges.

  2. Judges Review: Judges will validate all information using OTAs and property websites.

  3. Backup Finalists: Judges will pick the top 10 properties per continent. The next two highest scores will be held as backup finalists.

  4. Sustonica Credits: All finalists earn a Sustonica Credit for full validation.

Round 3: Auditor Validation & Final Judging
  1. Free Validation: Finalists must use their free Sustonica credit to go through full property validation.

  2. Criteria: Judges will look at sustainability efforts, improvement, marketing initiatives, investment, and social impact.

  3. Winner Selection: One property per continent will be chosen based on validation audits.

  1. Transparency: All decisions by judges are final and will be transparent.

  2. Timeline: Contest begins as soon as announced and ends on December 23, 2023. Judging is from January 1, 2024, to January 31, 2024. Winners announced February 1, 2024.

  3. Prizes: The top property from each continent wins the “SUSTONICA STAR 2024” title and associated perks.


Updates & Amendments: Sustonica reserves the right to update or amend these rules at any time.

What is Sustonica?

The 1st sustainability validation for short-term rentals globally.

Enter the Sustonica program to show travellers, owners, employees, regulators and investors that you are committed to sustainability.

Our standard for short-term rentals is based on 10 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Star Award is a competition organised by Sustonica S.L. . Please visit for our terms and conditions and privacy policy.