Joanne Mathers, a Senior Planner in the Londonderry Office of the Planning Service, was murdered whilst collecting Census Forms in 1981. Various memorials were established. The branch, following discussions with Joanne's family, set up a Memorial Award on the basis of it being a group classroom project for Primary School children throughout Northern Ireland.
Due to changes in the school syllabus over the years, and in consultation with Joanne's family, the focus of the award has changed from Primary level to Secondary level before recently progressing to being awarded to University of Ulster Planning and Property Development students.
The RTPI NI branch present this annual award to the student with the highest mark for the Research Design and Regeneration Project on the Integrated Masters (MSc i).
The winner of the 2015 award is Jenny Russell. Congratulations Jenny!
2014 Laura Morgan
2013 Alex O'Hara
2012 Keith Henry
2011 Linda McElduff