CIHT Creating Better Places Award

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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

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



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).


  • 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 1,000 words


Assessment Criteria

Initiation (15 Points Maximum)

  • Setting the context e.g. why was the scheme initiated, is the scheme part of a wider formal strategy
  • Demonstration of a clearly articulated vision and objectives
  • Well executed planning and implementation

(300 words)

Execution (20 Points Maximum)

  • Use of sustainable practices, innovation and best practice
  • Demonstrating employee and user safety
  • Quality of development/manufacture/project delivery
  • 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
  • Engagement, consultation and collaboration with surrounding communities

(400 words)

Evaluation (15 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
  • Positive feedback

(300 words)


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




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