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Highlight - celebrate - inspire: entry for Awards for Planning Excellence opens

18 November 2013

Entries for the seven project and plans categories for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence are now open in what will be our prestigious Centenary year.

The premier awards for planning in the UK and Ireland, the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate the positive contribution that planners and planning make to society and highlight exceptional examples of planning. 30 judges from across the profession will be participating this year. You have until 31 January 2014 to submit your entry.

Entering is a low cost (£95 + VAT), high impact way to highlight your achievements to potential clients, peers and stakeholders. Winning and shortlisted entries will be disseminated through the RTPI’s website and other best practice resources. All winning and shortlisted entrants will have the choice of receiving an awards logo for use on their own promotional materials.

Dr Peter Geraghty, President of the RTPI, said:

"The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate the very best planning projects, strategies and processes that help make great places. This is your chance to get the recognition you deserve for your team and the project you are most proud of.

“Proud of planning, proud of planners has been my rallying call to the profession and I have seen truly remarkable examples of planning across the UK and Ireland during my year as President. The tremendous success of the new awards format and the revised categories that we introduced last year means that these awards provide the perfect opportunity to reward outstanding achievement in planning."

Last year shortlisted schemes ranged from the regeneration of Kings Cross to public realm improvements in Singapore. These awards are set to be hotly contested with more pre-entry interest registered than ever before.

Submissions are open in the following categories:

•           Outstanding planning to deliver growth & employment
•           Leading the way in planning for community
•           Excellence in planning and design for the public realm
•           Best planning for natural and built heritage
•           Exemplary planning to deliver housing
•           Innovative planning practice in plan making
•           Innovative planning practice in decision making

Each year the RTPI presents the Silver Jubilee Cup to the category winner considered the most outstanding.

There is no requirement to be a member of the RTPI to enter the awards and entries for a project or a plan can be submitted by the planner, architect, planning authority, developer, or client.

If you wish to raise your profile we have an array of sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact our events and marketing department on 0207 929 9457 for more information.

You can view last year's winners and shortlisted entries in our 2013 brochure.

The deadline for entries is 4.30pm on Friday 31 January 2014.