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.
We ensure there is no obstacle to enter. Free to enter, no project too big or too small, any location and judged by impartial expert judges with a diversity of experience and opinion.
Transport Scotland has been involved in The CIHT Awards for a number of years and our previous awards have given us the opportunity to gain recognition for some of the projects and work we are particularly proud of. The awards are a fantastic way to showcase our work across the industry, learn from each other and stay up to date with best practice. Our involvement in the awards helps us to drive innovation and, together, celebrate the positive impact the transport sector can have on our society.
Roy Brannen, Chief Executive of Transport Scotland
The value of our sector has truly been proven over the past 12 months. The CIHT Annual Awards provide the perfect opportunity to highlight the efforts of our teams working in partnership to continue to keep the country moving, in spite of the challenges. I look forward to these Awards as a marker of our achievements as a sector – pushing standards for us all to aspire to.
Scott Wardrop, Chief Executive, Ringway
Launch/Open for entries - 11 January 2021
Deadline for entries – Monday 15 March 2021
Shortlist announced – w/c 6 April 2021
Winners announced - w/c 21 June 2021
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.
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 mitigated climate change through carbon reduction and that have created environmental benefits with either a global or local impact.
This award recognises those that have shown dedication to working in collaboration with other teams, organisations and/or sectors to deliver real solutions. Entrants will explain how collaborative working added value to the project outcomes and what role it played in enhancing relationships and engagement.
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. The panel will be looking for schemes that enhance their neighbourhoods, integrate with communities and are inclusive. The overall judging will consider transport planning, design, construction, sustainability, accessibility, safety and wellbeing.
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 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.
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 or projects that have showcased civil engineering in the best way possible and moved the profession forward. The judges will be looking for entries that can demonstrate how they have delivered positive outcomes for the benefit of the public.
This award recognises the contribution of transport to the health of the population. Entries must focus on improving walking, cycling or public transport and recognise how outstanding design and implementation of schemes in our towns and cities improve the places around them and contribute to improving our health.
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/or 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.
This award recognises outstanding examples of developing highways and transportation services or 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.
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.
This award is aimed at celebrating the achievements of teams who have been able to adapt and work effectively under the challenges posed during COVID-19 in the Highways and Transportation sector. The award will be based on how well the entry meets the criteria below and how the entry demonstrates the values of CIHT.
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 e.g. as set out by the principles of CIHT’s Better Planning, Better Transport, Better Places advice.
To enter this year’s awards, your work needs to have been live at some point between 1/1/2019 and 22/03/2021 and can address all 3 judging criteria (initiation, execution, evaluation).
All entrants must provide clear evidence of support for the entry.
Entry for each category is via the online forms
This year CIHT would like to offer organisations the opportunity to step out from behind your brand. The transportation community needs to see you, hear you and understand you.
You need to inspire them to connect and engage.
Three package options have been created with this in mind and range from ‘Regular’ to 'Premier+'
Prices start at £2500 + vat