CIHT Creating Better Places Award

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Open for entries – Monday 16 December 2019

Overview

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.

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

 

Key Dates

  • Open for entries – Monday 16 December 2019
  • Deadline for Entries - Friday 28 February 2020
  • Shortlist announced – W/C 23 March 2020
  • Awards Dinner Open ticket sales – W/C 23 March 2020
  • Awards Dinner – Thursday 11 June 2020

 

Eligibility

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.

Furthermore:

  • Organisations involved in the highways and transportation industry
  • Be focused on schemes that have created change in a specific street or place
  • Submissions must be under 1,200 words

 

Assessment Criteria

Initiation (15 Points Maximum)

  • Demonstration of fulfilling a clearly articulated vision
  • Well executed planning and implementation
  • Engagement, consultation and collaboration with surrounding communities

Implementation (10 Points Maximum)

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

Execution (15 Points Maximum)

  • Encouraging environmentally sustainable travel choices
  • Achieving a good balance between Movement and Place functions
  • Providing connectivity to the surrounding community
  • Excellence in accessibility and inclusiveness

Evaluation (10 Points Maximum)

  • Quality, functionality and maintainability of design
  • Evidence that scheme objectives are being achieved
  • 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 awards@ciht.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7336 1583.

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