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The RTPI North East Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate outstanding planners, plans and projects that demonstrate the power of planning in our regions.

The 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. In recognising and rewarding excellence we aim to inspire others to achieve the same high standards.

Get the recognition you deserve and get started on your entry now! Complete your entry in seven easy steps:

  1. Choose from our 3 categories open to entries to best showcase your work
  2. Projects completed in the two years prior to 1 June 2021 are eligible. (Young Planners, choose your best achievements over recent years)

  3. Create or log in to your account on our awards platform - this will allow you to log in and modify your entry at any time before you make your final submission (if you have previously entered the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence using our new online platform, you can use your previous login details)

  4. Familiarise yourself with the judging criteria - these can be viewed once adding each category to your basket

  5. Read our how to win guide

  6. Complete the entry form and choose up to five great images to showcase your work

  7. Send your entry by 11.59pm, 2 July 2021 - there is no fee to pay as these awards are completely free to enter


RTPI North East Awards for Planning Excellence are sponsored by

 BH Planning & Design are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the RTPI North East Awards for Planning Excellence in 2021. The quality of the submissions in recent years has demonstrated the great work of the profession in this region and the important role that planning professionals play in influencing projects through the development process. We are proud to be sponsoring this celebration of our successes in the North East.


We believe the RTPI Regional Awards play a key role in driving quality and ambition by recognising the hard work of professionals in the UK planning environment. We are thrilled to be able to expand our ongoing sponsorship of these awards under our new Tetra Tech brand.”