CIHT & Ringway Decarbonisation Award

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CIHT Decarbonisation Award supported by Ringway


Overview - Entry deadline extended to 11.57pm 11 March 2024

This award recognises projects, schemes, products, and strategies that can demonstrate the delivery of a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.  

The judging of this award will look for examples of reduction arising from the movement of people and goods or from design, construction, operation & maintenance, and decommissioning of transport infrastructure.

The entry can also address how the initiative’s implementation has also delivered wider financial, economic, and social benefits. 

The entry must show that the organisation has provided leadership and vision in taking climate action. 

Examples of entries (but not limited to):   

  • Product innovation and development that enables decarbonisation    

  • Reducing the need to travel or enabling high levels of modal shift to active travel and public transport    

  • Organisations that have created and implemented ambitious decarbonisation strategies and targets above and beyond industry standards    

  • Infrastructure projects that have delivered significant carbon reduction, in particular those that have eliminated or significantly reduced the need for construction works   

Key dates

Entries Open - 8 January 2024 

Deadline for Entries - Extended to 11.57pm 11 March 2024

Shortlist announced - 23 April 2024

Awards Evening (Bookings for tables will be open soon) - 13 June 2024 - Venue: 8 Northumberland Ave WC2N 5BY, 

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If your organisation currently works in the highways and transportation sector there is no obstacle to enter

  • The awards are free to enter
  • No project too big or too small
  • Entries can be from any location
  • Entries are open to every organisation working in the sector, whether a CIHT partner or not
  • Entries can be submitted by anyone whether a CIHT member or not
  • Eligible projects can be entered for as many categories as appropriate
  • An organisation can also enter as many distinct eligible projects as they wish for a category
  • Submissions must be made in English only
  • Entries must be submitted no later than Monday, 4 March 2024. We encourage early submission.
  • Entries are judged by impartial expert judges with a diversity of experience and opinion


How to enter

All entry submissions must be made online via the online entry portal.

Submissions must be made in English only.

Information on what is required for the perfect entry is below.


Why you should enter

  • Every entry will be considered for CIHT events, activities and thought leadership
  • Every shortlisted entry will be highlighted in the website, on social media and in the Transportation Professional magazine, invited to take part in CIHT 8 Questions and is given dedicated space in the CIHT The Work section (viewed by thousands of CIHT members and decision makers in the highways and transportation sector)
  • Every winner will be featured in the website, on social media, in Transportation Professional magazine, provided with branding for tenders and given amazing PR opportunities

Want even more?

  • 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

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Your work needs to have been live at some point between 01/01/2022 and 01/01/2024 and address all judging criteria.

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 01/01/2022. This will enable you to provide data and evidence that can demonstrate the projects’ positive impact, results and benefits to users.

Entries are open to every company or organisation working in the sector, whether a CIHT partner or not 

Entries can be submitted by anyone whether a CIHT member or not.

An organisation can also enter as many distinct eligible projects as they wish for a category 


What we will ask you and the points awarded

Executive summary- (max 100 words) (not scored)  

Provide us with an overview of your entry. Tell us what makes your entry a winning one- strategy, creativity and results. Be clear, concise and tell us why your work is worth further attention.  

1) Objective –What was the objective of your project? (200 words) (10 Points)  

Provide us with a clear definition of the outcomes your project/product/strategy/initiative was trying to achieve and why. Focus on describing the context in which it took place, the issues or challenges it was trying to solve and how these were impacting transport and society.  

Focus on aligning with the description for this specific award. 

2) Strategy - Describe your plan to achieve your objective. Tell us why you did what you did and what the insights that inspired your approach were (Max 300 Words) (10 Points)    

Tell us about how you decided to solve the problem you have identified in section 1 and why your approach was the best solution. Provide the insights that inspired your approach and made it innovative, creative and unique.  

The judges will reward applications that can demonstrate:  

  • A clear explanation of your project/product/strategy/initiative  
  • A logical explanation of why this option was chosen as the best solution  
  • How were priorities and key performance indicators set? 

3.Implementation - How has this work been delivered? (Max 250 Words) (10 Points)   

Please describe the key milestones for the successful implementation of the work (e.g. planning, design, delivery, risks management, possible unforeseen circumstances and how you manged them).  

Include a description of how you made sure that all relevant stakeholders were engaged in the implementation phase.  

The judges are particularly interested in how challenges and opportunities have been identified and addressed.   

4) Results - What have been the results and wider impacts? (Max 250 Words) (10 Points)   

Please describe the results of your work providing quantitative and qualitative evidence.  

The judges will reward applications that can demonstrate through quantitative data :  

  • If and how you have delivered the outcome you were trying to achieve  
  • How you have performed against the criteria required for this category  
  • How you ensured long term value/use of your project  

5.Alignment - to CIHT’s Values (Max 200 Words) (10 Points)   

Judges will award additional marks to applications that can demonstrate a contribution to CIHT’s values:  

  • Professional: high- performance, impartial and striving to do the right thing in a fair and responsible way; 
  • Inclusive: ensures accessibility and values equality, diversity and inclusion; 
  • Collaborative: engages with all relevant stakeholders, supporting common interests for social good;  
  • Progressive: ambitious and innovative, committed to positive change.  

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Entry Rules

  • 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.  

  • Entries must be received no later than the published deadline date.  

  • All submissions must be made online.  

  • All entries must be supplied and conform to the category rules and submission formats.  

  • Work entered into more than one category must be treated as a completely separate entry, we encourage you to address the different criteria for each category you are submitting your entry.   

  • The judges’ decision is final.  

  • Due to the number of entries received, we cannot give feedback on individual entries.  

  • By entering these awards, you give the organisers the right to share, publish and otherwise use the entry in all media and CIHT Policy and Technical publications.  

  • The evidence contained in the submission must be correct and you can provide further details if required.  

  • The organisers reserve the right to verify that all entries have been produced for a client or for the public where relevant.


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


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Entries can be submitted by anyone whether a CIHT member or not.

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