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Celebrating Planning Excellence

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2024 showcase and celebrate the best plans, people and projects.  


Now in its 47th year, our coveted awards recognise and highlight the positive contribution planning professionals make in the communities we serve around the world.  

Congratulations to the shortlisted entries in the Nations and Regions 

Judging has taken place in the Nations and Regions and we are excited to announce the regional shortlist. 

We are looking forward to meeting and giving recognition to the planners and teams who have delivered such inspiring work this past year. Visit the Nations and Regions pages to find out more including how to book onto the celebration events: 

12 June - Northern Ireland Awards and Chartered Members Welcome  

13 June - Yorkshire Awards Ceremony

19 June  - Cymru Awards for Planning Excellence- Summer Party  

20 June - East of England RTPI Awards Ceremony  

21 June - West Midlands Summer Ball and Awards  

24 June - Scotland Awards and Dinner

25 June - South West Summer Reception and Awards Ceremony  

26 June - East Midlands Awards Ceremony 

27 June - North West Annual Dinner and Awards 

27 June - London Awards Ceremony   

28 June - North East Annual Awards Dinner  

12 July  - South East Awards and Dinner  



The local winners* will be put forward for the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence national awards alongside the direct to national categories**. The national finalists will be announced on mid-October and the winners will be announced at the national awards ceremony in London at the end of November. 

*All Young Planner of the Year winners from the Nations and Regions will be entered into the national shortlist and will be judged by the national judges. 

**national categories 

  • Excellence in Digital Planning Practice
  • International Award for Planning Excellence
  • In-house Planning Team of the Year
  • Planning Consultancy of the Year
  • Inspirational Leader of the Year
  • Small Planning Consultancy of the Year (direct to national route) 


“We are thrilled to be awarded the International Planning Excellence Award by the RTPI for the Broadway Plan. It is a true honour to be recognized amongst such commendable planning work. This award provides our team with a welcome reminder of the importance of our work in our communities.” 

Celina Ruhland, MCRP - Planning Analyst, City of Vancouver

Key dates 2024

  • Announcing the winners in the Nations and Regions – June/July (dates above)
  • National awards judging – August/September
  • National finalists announced – mid-October
  • National RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence ceremony - 26 November 2024

The judging process 

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence has 15 award categories, entries in the Nations and Regions are initially judged across 10 categories and awarded as: 

  • Best Plan 
  • Best Project 
  • Planning Authority of the Year 
  • Young Planner of the Year* 

These winners become national finalists.  

The shortlisted project entries are put through for judging in the national awards and will be judged against the others in their selected categories for the national finalist list. The remaining five direct to national categories are also judged to complete the national finalist list of 15 categories. The winners and commendations are announced at the national ceremony in November.  

*All Young Planner of the Year winners will be entered into the national shortlist and will be judged by the national judges and the top five will become national finalists. 

For more information 

If you are interested to sponsor, or have any questions, please view the details below or contact [email protected]