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RTPI Cymru Awards for Planning Excellence

Celebrating Planning Excellence 

The RTPI Cymru Awards for Planning Excellence 2024 showcase and celebrate the best plans, people and projects. 

Our coveted awards recognise and highlight the positive contribution planning professionals make in the communities we serve around the world. 

There are 15 planning related categories in total.  See the  full list here. 




Click to see more on our Cymru winners.


Key dates 2024 

  • 15 January - RTPI Cymru Awards for Planning Excellence open for entries 
  • 15 March at 11.59pm - Entry deadline 
  • April/early May - Wales judges site visits and/or presentations 
  • 20 May - Wales shortlist announced 
  • Summer - Announcing the winners for Wales at the RTPI Cymru Summer Party
  • August/September - National awards judging 
  • Mid October - National finalists announced 
  • End November - National ceremony 


The judging process 

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence has 15 national award categories.  Entries in Wales 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 entries are put through for judging in the UK 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 UK 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. 

The RTPI Cymru Awards for Planning Excellence winners will be announced at our Summer Party.


If you are interested to sponsor, please contact us. 

For more information 

If you have any questions, please visit the awards hub or contact RTPI Cymru. for more information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities.