CIHT Awards

Now open for entries: Deadline for Entry  Friday 28 February 2020


CIHT Awards 2020

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.


Greater Relevance and Even More Impact

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 introduce new awards to guarantee focus is given to these areas and that they will resonate even more with your audiences.


Categories at a Glance

CIHT / Ringway Climate Change Award

This award recognises projects or strategies by the highways and transportation industry that demonstrate a contribution to sustainable working practices, address climate change and creates environmental benefits with a global or local impact.


Collaboration Award

This award recognises those that have shown dedication to working in collaboration with other teams, organisations and/or sectors to deliver real solutions.


Creating Better Places Award

This award recognises how outstanding design and implementation of schemes in towns and cities improve the places around them.


Employer of the Year Award

This award recognises employers that have made an outstanding effort in engaging with their employees.


Engineering Award

This award recognises exceptional engineering solutions in the highways and transportation sector that have delivered creative and resilient solutions.


Healthy Transport Award

This award recognises the contribution of transport to the health of the population.


Innovation of the Year Award

This award recognises innovation in the industry, this could be in terms of research, technology, products, processes and services that have impacted the organisation, company or industry positively. There are no limits to the application of the innovation of the entry as long as it is related to the highways and transportation industry. Judging will consider the national and international impact of the entry and how applicable it is across the highways and transportation industry. The entry should include evidence of improved performance brought about by the innovation


International Award

This award recognises outstanding examples of highways and transportation infrastructure or services from outside the UK and Ireland.


Road Safety Award

The Road Safety Award, in memory of John Smart, recognises outstanding achievements which improve road user safety through excellent practice, design and technical application.


Team of the Year Award

This award is aimed at celebrating the achievements of teams working within organisations in the Highways and Transportation sector.


Transport Planning Award

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.


Transportation Professional of the Year

This award recognises a CIHT member who has made an excellent contribution to the Highways and Transportation profession this year and demonstrates the values of CIHT.



Further Reasons to Enter

  • With 12 categories from Healthy Transport to International Award there is an award that 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


Want Even More?

Don’t forget the Awards dinner

  • Discover inspiring projects, benchmark your organisation and learn from the best in the profession
  • A fantastic opportunity to network with hundreds of senior highways and transportation professionals
  • Celebrate and reward all the hard work of your team


Andrew Hugill, Director of Policy and Technical Affairs

Andrew explains why the awards are bigger and better this year and why you have to enter.


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


What Can You Enter

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.

All entrants must provide clear evidence of support for the entry.


How to Enter

Entry for each category is via the online forms

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

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.


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.