CIHT South West Regional Awards 2021

The CIHT South West celebrate the very best the region offers across the key areas of highways and transportation. They are open to everyone: members and non-members; small and large organisations; public, private and third sector. The Awards recognise the outstanding contribution that good projects and people make to our daily lives.

The Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 CIHT South West Awards and this year we have five categories. Enter by completing the form  before 5pm on Friday 5th February 2021.

Submissions are strictly limited to 250 words. An independent panel made up of regional committee members will decide a shortlist for each category and the ultimate winners. The awards will be presented during a virtual awards ceremony in March 2021.

CIHT South West Awards Application Form


Transportation Project of the Year

Recognising the best policies, plans, schemes or initiatives in the South West region which were completed or reached a significant milestone in 2020. Projects should illustrate best practice across a number of measures. The delivery team should be seen as ambassadors of their profession who will have demonstrated excellence in the planning or engineering field within the highways and transportation industry.



Transportation Innovation Award

Recognising the need to promote and encourage imaginative concepts and continuous improvements in the highways and transportation industry. Innovation could be in terms of research, technology, products, processes and services that have resulted in a positive impact. The entry must be based in the South West, be developed or have reached a significant milestone in 2020 and the submission should include evidence of improved performance brought about by the innovation.


Sustainability Award

Recognising projects, initiatives, strategies or solutions in the highways and transportation industry that can demonstrate a positive contribution to sustainable living and working practices. This can include addressing climate change and creating environmental benefits. Entries should demonstrate a measurable sustainable impact and how benefits will be generated into the future through ongoing implementation and/or monitoring.


Collaboration Award

Recognising those that have shown dedication to working in collaboration with other teams, organisations and/or sectors to deliver real solutions. Submissions should highlight how collaborative best practice added value to the policy, plan, project, initiative or service outcomes and what role it played in enhancing relationships and engagement.



The Peter Swain Award for Emerging Professional of the Year

Recognising CIHT members who are emerging professionals (up to 7 years’ work experience) based in the South West region, who have made an excellent contribution to the Highways and Transportation profession, demonstrate the values of CIHT and who are making a difference in our industry.



The Awards - 7 opportunities if you win

  • Showcase your work
  • Boost your profile in the region and use as a stepping stone to greater recognition in the sector
  • Demonstrate your commitment to excellent standards
  • Promote your achievement with press coverage opportunities
  • Add this achievement to your tenders and corporate literature
  • Motivate your workforce to strive for the highest standards.
  • Receive formal recognition of your dedication and achievements

If you are interested in submitting a project for the 2021 South West awards, please contact us via