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Entry open for RTPI Awards

Words: Laura Edgar

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are now open, with entries being taken in 14 categories.

The awards celebrate the positive contribution planners and planning make in society, highlighting examples in the UK and Ireland. 

Entry categories:

* Excellence in planning for community and well-being

* Excellence in planning to deliver infrastructure

* Excellence in planning to create economically successful places

* Excellence in planning and design for the public realm

* Excellence in planning for the natural environment

* Excellence in planning for built heritage

* Excellence in planning to deliver housing

* Excellence in plan making practice

* Excellence in decision making in planning

* Young planner of the year

* Planning consultancy of the year

* Small planning consultancy of the year

* Local authority planning team of the year

* Employer award for excellence (only open to RTPI Learning Partners

This year, there will be 25 judges from across the profession. Winning and shortlisted entries will be announced on the RTPI website and other best practice resources. Those who win or are shortlisted have the

option of receiving an awards logo for their own promotional materials.

Cath Ranson, president of the RTPI, said: “The tremendous success of the new awards format and the revised categories that we have introduced in the last two years means that these awards provide the perfect opportunity to recognise achievement in planning excellence. We welcome entries from planning initiatives of all types and sizes. We are interested in the calibre of the achievement, rather than the scale of the project.

“This is your chance to get the recognition you deserve for your team and the project you are most proud of.”

The deadline for entries is 12pm on Friday 30 January, 2015 and being a member of the RTPI is not a requirement to enter. Entries can be submitted by the planner, architect, planning authority, developer or client.

To enter go to www.rtpi.org.uk/awardsforplanningexcellence