Award Supported by Ringway

From the Supporter of the Award

The Future’s in Our Hands

At a time when radical change to address the climate change challenge is not a ‘nice to have’, but an essential part of good business practice, we are delighted to support the CIHT to shine a light on best practice in low carbon initiatives across our sector. This issue will impact on all of us, as individuals, and as public and private sector organisations, big and small. We need to come together to tackle this issue – the most important facing ours and future generations, working in partnership to find solutions and new ways of working.

Scott Wardrop, Chief Executive



Shortlist Announcement - 18 June 2020, 13:00-14:00  / Free Lunchtime Webinar

See if your work makes the grade and discover what it takes to make work that will win for your business 

In this webinar we will present the shortlisted entries for the entries under the theme Shaping the Future.

The award categories covered in this webinar are:

  • Creating Better Places Award
  • Transport Planning Award
  • CIHT / City Science Healthy Transport Award
  • CIHT / Ringway Climate Change Award
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This year, the CIHT Awards will be presented in a new and different way. Never more than now, has there been a reason to celebrate who we are, and how we will safeguard the future of our industry. For this reason, CIHT has developed a programme of digital initiatives, designed to share knowledge from all those companies that have been shortlisted, through to the announcements of the winners.


Why you should register for the FREE LUNCHTIME webcasts

If You or Your Organisation Entered the Awards

This webinar is a must attend to see if your work made the grade and if you are one step closer to winning a prestigious CIHT Award.

See if your work makes the grade and see what your competition is.

If you missed out on entering the awards don't miss out on these showcases

  • See how your work measures up
  • Discover how to make work that will win for your business
  • What lessons can you learn? Dig deeper into the shortlisted work with these online showcase sessions.
  • Uncover market-leading creative intelligence
  • Get invaluable insight into effective strategies and the latest tactics that have been adopted
  • Get a closer look at leading organisations and the work they do
  • Hear from key industry leaders presenting each showcase
  • Free online CPD
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The FREE LUNCHTIME webinars in this series showcasing the shortlisted entries are;


Register for them all. Be inspired and discover how you can win for your business.



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.

The entries should explain how the initiative mitigates climate change through carbon reduction and as best as possible the initiative’s potential to address climate change if applied more widely. The entry can also address how the initiative’s implementation has been positive for the organisation in terms of innovation, employee engagement and satisfaction, and profitability and business success. The entry must show that the organisation has provided leadership and vision in addressing climate change.

Examples of entries (but not limited to)

  • Sustainable product innovation and development
  • Use of sustainability measures in project and transport planning and assessments
  • Organisations that have created and implemented ambitious climate change strategies and targets above and beyond industry standards
  • Infrastructure projects that have delivered sustainable benefits above good industry practice and have had sustainability as a main focus

We want to hear and celebrate what you and your organisation are doing to address climate change.

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.


Why You Should Enter

  • The award best represents your organisations achievements and gives you a platform to tell your story
  • Receive independent recognition of your achievement by some of the most respected professionals in the sector which makes winning a fantastic accomplishment
  • Enhance your brand reputation as the award provides a sign of quality for potential clients, strategic transport bodies and investors
  • Showcase your work and brand to a global audience of current leaders, decision makers and the future leaders of the sector
  • Stand out from the crowd with amazing PR opportunities
  • Being shortlisted and winning motivates staff, focuses attention on the incredible work the organisation is producing and enhances pride in the organisation
  • Winning an award will attract new talent



To enter this year’s awards, your work needs to have been live at some point between 1/1/2019 and 28/02/2020 and can address all 4 judging criteria.


  • Organisations involved in the highways and transportation industry
  • Submissions must be under 1,200 words


Assessment Criteria

Initiation (10 Points maximum)

  • A clearly articulated vision
  • Quality of the solution, and methodology of how it addresses the defined problem
  • Well thought out planning and design
  • Engagement and communication with stakeholders
  • Originality and innovativeness

Implementation (15 Points Maximum)

  • Use of sustainable practices
  • Use of innovation and best practice
  • Demonstrating employee and user safety
  • Quality of development/manufacture/project delivery

Execution (10 Points Maximum)

  • Successfully delivering on performance measures
  • Achieving positive internal and external feedback
  • Ongoing implementation and monitoring

Evaluation (15 Points Maximum)

  • Demonstrable benefits to the industry and society
  • Potential for wider implementation
  • Delivering value for money


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.


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
  • An executive summary of the activity. The summary, will not be judged, but it is what will appear on the website and promotional material if you are shortlisted. 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


Help and Support

If you require any further information regards the awards please do not hesitate to contact us on or +44 (0)20 7336 1583.