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Awards for Planning Excellence

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Open for entries

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.

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! 

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.


How to enter


Please click on the categories below for the judging critera and entry form.

Excellence in Plan Making Practice

Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy 

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 (20 or more homes)

Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes - small schemes (up to 20 homes)

International Award for Planning Excellence

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

Associate Member Excellence Award

Young Planner of the Year 


View our handy 'How to Win' guide here


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Entries will close at midnight on 8 December 2017. Finalists will be announced on 12 February 2018, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 24 May 2018 at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London.


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