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Celebrating Planning Excellence

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

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.  

Here’s how to enter: 

  • Select your best work completed between 2022 and 2023. For Young Planners, choose your best achievements over recent years. 
  • Choose the best category to showcase your work. 
  • Create your account on our entry platform. Don’t worry, you can edit your entry at any time before the closing date. 
  • Familiarise yourself with the judging criteria. 
  • View our ‘How to win’ page for handy hints and tips on how to draft a strong entry. 
  • Complete and submit your entry along with some great images. 

Award categories 

There are 15 planning related categories in total and our RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are free to enter.  See the full list here.   




The closing date for entries is 15 March 2024. 

Why should you enter? 

  1. We champion the power of planning. We are the only awards dedicated solely to the planning discipline.
  2. Shine a spotlight on your organisation and your achievements. We make it easy for you to make the most of the promotional opportunities that being part of our awards provides.
  3. Entering an award helps boost staff morale. The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence recognise how your people, teams and plans contribute and make a real difference to communities.
  4. We help you to demonstrate how far your business has come. 
“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.”

 - International Award for Planning Excellence winner City of Vancouver

Key dates: 

RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence open for entries - 15 January 

Entry deadline - 15 March at 11.59pm 

Regions and Nations judges site visits and interviews – 15 April – 8 May

Regions and Nations shortlist announced – 20 May

Announcing the winners in the Nations and Regions – June/July 

National awards judging – August/September 

Announcing the national finalists – mid October 

National ceremony – end November  


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 
  • Small Planning Consultancy 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. 

Start your entry today

If you have any questions or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please view the details below or contact [email protected]