CIHT Awards

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At a Glance

Entry is now closed, shortlist to be announced on 17 June 2022.

The CIHT Awards is an annual global competition that provides the work you are most proud of with the international recognition it deserves. The awards celebrate your innovative work, what it takes to be the best and the incredible benefits your work and the highways and transportation sector bring to society.

Your role is to produce incredible work, our role is to celebrate best practice, promote your professionalism and give it the biggest stage.

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Greater Relevance and Even More Impact

The CIHT Awards have evolved to ensure the issues that the sector faces and the areas where the sector needs to excel are addressed. CIHT have ensured that focus is given to these areas and that they will resonate even more with your audiences.


Categories at a Glance

CIHT & Ringway Climate Action Award

This award recognises projects, schemes, products or strategies delivered or developed by the highways and transportation industry that can demonstrate a contribution to sustainable working practices, that have demonstrated climate action through carbon reduction and that have created environmental benefits with either a global or local impact.


CIHT Collaboration Award

This award recognises those that have shown dedication to working in collaboration with other teams, organisations and/or sectors to deliver real solutions and shown professionalism in doing so. Entrants will explain how collaborative working added value to the project outcomes and what role it played in enhancing relationships and engagement.


CIHT Creating Better Places Award

This award recognises how outstanding design and implementation of schemes in our towns and cities improve the places around them and create places for people.


CIHT EDI Initiative of the Year Award

This award recognises employers or individuals that have implemented (or been involved in) an EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) initiative of merit. The overall judging will consider how the EDI initiative has been implemented, what steps have been done in its creation and the measures used to monitor progress.


CIHT Employer of the Year Award

This award recognises employers that have made an outstanding effort in engaging with their employees and the wider sector. The overall judging will consider how investing in people through health and wellbeing, skills and training and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives have made a positive contribution to the company, industry and society. The judges will also be looking for how well the initiative(s) have been embedded in the organisation.


CIHT Healthy Transport Award

This award recognises the contribution of transport to the health of the population as well as to decarbonisation. Entries must focus on improving walking, cycling or public transport and recognise how outstanding design and implementation of schemes in towns and cities improve the places around them and contribute to improving health and climate action.


CIHT Infrastructure Award

This award recognises exceptional engineering solutions that have delivered creative and resilient infrastructure. From good asset management and maintenance to the construction of bridges, tunnels and other civil engineering infrastructure, this award recognises schemes projects that have showcased civil engineering in the best way possible. This should address wider issues such as the challenge of climate change and environmental degradation, ultimately moving the profession forward in a positive direction. The judges will be looking for entries that can demonstrate how they have delivered positive outcomes for the benefit of the public.


CIHT International Infrastructure Award

This award recognises outstanding examples of developing highways and transportation infrastructure from outside the UK and Ireland which have made major contributions to communities and society. The overall judging will consider whether they have been sustainable, contributed to the economy and a healthy and inclusive society.


CIHT Research Initiative of the Year

This award looks to recognise an outstanding piece of research in the highways and transportation sector, and looks to further the industry as a whole. It should include efforts towards decarbonisation and demonstrate climate action, in addition, it should be noted that this piece of research must be current and have occurred in the period 01/01/20 - 21/02/2022 and have been fully implemented or open to use for a period of at least 6 months.


CIHT Road Safety Award

The Road Safety Award, in memory of John Smart, recognises outstanding achievements which improve road user safety through excellent practice, design and technical application.

The award welcomes both technical and educational/training/publicity projects, which can demonstrate the quantifiable effects of the project either through measurement, monitoring or description. Road safety initiatives, schemes or products that contribute to casualty reduction are welcomed for this award, particularly where they provide outputs that can be widely applied.


CIHT Team of the Year Award

This award is aimed at celebrating the achievements of teams who have demonstrated professionalism and have been able to adapt and work effectively under the challenges posed during COVID-19 in the Highways and Transportation sector. Entries are welcome from the public, third, private and education sector and also from teams working across different organisations. The award will be based on how well the entry demonstrates the values of CIHT.

CIHT’s Values are:
• Professional
• Inclusive
• Collaborative
• Progressive


CIHT & Atkins Technology and Innovation

This award recognises innovation in the industry, this could be in terms of research, technology, products, processes and services that have impacted the organisation, industry and society positively. The innovation can apply to any aspect of the highways and transportation sector. Judging will consider the national and international impact of the entry and how applicable it is across the highways and transportation industry.


CIHT & Kier Transport Planning Award

This award recognises the value of transport planning in achieving positive outcomes for the benefit of the public, in creating new communities or on reducing the adverse impact of transport on communities. Entries should also have a focus on climate action and be able to demonstrate this in the project.

Entries can include (but not limited to):
• Initiatives that have contributed to the development of the transport planning profession
• Specific schemes and projects.


CIHT Transport Professional of the Year

This award recognises a CIHT member who has made an excellent contribution to the Highways and Transportation profession in the period 01/01/2020 - 21/02/2022 and demonstrates the values of CIHT.

This will be awarded to a member of CIHT who has shown awareness of and engagement with the issues facing the sector and through their actions as a role model has delivered positive change for the profession and society. The award is a celebration of the successful role models progressing the profession through professionalism and innovative thinking.

CIHT’s Values are:

* Professional
* Inclusive
* Collaborative
* Progressive


What You Can Enter

To enter this year’s awards, your work needs to have been live at some point between 01/01/2020 and 21/02/2022 and address all 3 judging criteria (initiation, execution, evaluation).

In addition, for the judges to be able to properly assess how the entry has led to achieving the benefits intended, at the time of entry, it should have been fully implemented or open to use for a period of at least 6 months and no earlier than 01/01/2020.


How to Enter

The extended deadline for entries is Friday 29 April 2022

What should be included in an entry?

  • A high resolution, 300 dpi, version of your company logo
  • Your entry taking care not to exceed the word limit
  • A summary of the activity. The summary is what will appear on the website and promotional material if you are nominated. Tell people why your entry is so good and why it is worth further attention.
  • Supporting material: photographs, videos and/ or other graphic images that illustrate your entry in any way is encouraged
  • At least one photo or image provided should be in high resolution, 300 dpi, for potential reproduction in promotional material


Entry Rules

  1. You are the owner of all intellectual rights in your entry or have all necessary consents from all other owner(s) of intellectual rights in your entry.
  2. Entries must be received no later than the published deadline date.
  3. All submissions must be made online.
  4. All entries must be supplied and conform to the category rules and submission formats.
  5. Work entered into more than one category must be treated as a completely separate entry.
  6. The judges’ decision is final.
  7. Due to the number of entries received, we cannot give feedback on individual entries.
  8. By entering these awards, you give the organisers the right to share, publish and otherwise use my entry in all media.
  9. The organisers reserve the right to verify that all entries have been commercially produced for a commercial client where relevant.
  10. The evidence contained in the submission must be correct and you can provide further details if required.


Key Dates

Launch/Open for entries - Monday 21 February 2022

Extended deadline for entries – Friday 29 April 2022

Shortlist announced – Friday 17 June 2022

Winners announced - Wednesday 7 September 2022



To discuss sponsorship opportunities in relation to this event, please contact Ben Sellers on +(0)20 3771 7238 or Michael Coulsey on +(0)20 3771 7232.


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