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The wait is finally over … entries for the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2021 are now open!

We're excited to launch our new, easy to use, awards entry platform for 2021. The process is now fully online, which means you can start your entry now, saving and making as many changes as you like until the deadline on 14 December at 11.59pm.


The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the longest-running and most high-profile awards in the industry. For over 40 years they have rewarded the brightest talent in the profession, helping to transform economies, environments and their communities all over the UK and internationally.

These awards are free to enter and we will be recognising the most outstanding projects, teams and people in the following categories:



Young Planner of the Year

Planning Heroes in a Pandemic



Small Planning Consultancy of the Year

Planning Consultancy of the Year

Planning Authority Team of the Year

In-house Planning Team of the Year



Excellence in Plan Making Practice

Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture

Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment

Excellence in Planning for Health and Wellbeing

Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes - large schemes (50 or more homes)

Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes - small schemes (up to 50 homes)

Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy

Excellence in Tech within Planning Practice

International Award for Planning Excellence



For details on sponsoring the 2021 Awards, please contact

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To relive the excitement of the 2020 ceremony, click here