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Awards for Planning Excellence

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

With planners tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time, from population growth and housing shortage to environmental issues and climate change, it has never been more important to reward the contributions of the profession to society.


Entries are closing soon - deadline 14 December, 5pm GMT


Being shortlisted for one of the prestigious awards is an excellent opportunity to raise your profile as an award winning team, consultancy or individual. Best of all it is completely free to enter, you have nothing to lose!

The Awards recognise outstanding projects, plans and people in the  categories below.

Please click on the categories for the eligibility, criteria and entry forms. This year we are making it even easier to enter, with electronic entries only. No printing or postage required!

Young Planner of the Year

Small Planning Consultancy of the Year

Planning Consultancy of the Year

Local Authority Planning 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 *New for 2019*

International Award for Planning Excellence

For handy hints and tips to help with your submissions, please view our ‘How to win’ guide.

Save the date...

The finalists will be announced next February and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 24 April 2019, at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London.

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