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Awards for Planning Excellence


The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate outstanding plans, projects and people that demonstrate the power of planning. These awards highlight exceptional examples of how planning and planners have a positive impact on our quality of life in creating exceptional places and protecting our environment.

Entries for this year’s awards have now closed. A huge thank you to everyone who entered. 

Finalists have now been announced and our London finalists and winners will be celebrated at our awards ceremony on 14 July 2022. 

At this event, London awards will be given to:

  • Best Project (this is the local winner of seven project categories)
  • Small Planning Consultancy of the Year 
  • Planning Authority of the Year 
  • Head Planner of the Year
  • Young Planner of the Year 
  • Chairs Award*

All finalists will be provided with a RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence ‘Finalist’ logo, which can be used on your website, email, social media and other promotional materials.

The winning and top scoring entries across all 15 categories will become national finalists in October and we will reward and celebrate the very best in planning at a ceremony in central London on 30 November. The silver jubilee cup will be awarded to the project deemed the most outstanding of all the winning projects.

For more details including the full timeline, and FAQs, visit our awards hub.

You can also join the conversation on our social media channels using #RTPIAwards.

*London Chair's Award

The Chair's Award for community engagement in planning is a discretionary award for 2022 which will recognise a planning project or team who have demonstrated high standards and best practice in community engagement.  The winning entrant will be able to demonstrate use of innovative, effective methods of community engagement and how community feedback was taken on board to shape the final outcome. This Award may be given to a person, team, department, authority or planning practice which has stood out this year. The Chair's Award is a discretionary Award chosen by the Regional Chair and agreed with the Regional Judges.

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