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2022 RICS Awards

2022 RICS Awards

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They recognise outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies.

The RICS UK Awards 2022 will be free to enter this year and will showcase not only the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure but celebrate the outstanding achievements of RICS professionals and teams of surveyors from across the country.

The awards are a perfect platform to highlight how the profession impacts local communities and the wider built and natural environment. Be sure to enter a team or a project to gain some well-deserved recognition and to reward all who have collaborated to achieve some exceptional achievements under such challenging circumstances.

We asked over 50,000 RICS members in the UK&I to help shape the future of the awards, putting forward their ideas for the categories the profession would most like to see within their programme. You can find more information on this year’s categories below.

In 2020 the winner’s announcement videos achieved close to 23,000 impressions across the RICS UK Press channel, so be sure to submit your nominations to share your story and achievements with the industry.

Nominations open 11 October 2021. The deadline for submissions is COB Friday 21 January 2022.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are several promotional and sponsorship opportunities at available. By becoming a sponsor, your organisation could benefit from the following:

  • Brand awareness and recognition through RICS communications and social media
  • Connect your brand with the excellence that the RICS UK Awards showcase.
  • Make a visible contribution and acknowledge the importance of recognising how the profession impacts local communities and the wider built and natural environment.
  • Build your networks and contacts with outstanding entrants and other senior leaders at the awards ceremony

 

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Step One: Understand the categories, criteria and rules of entry

Before you submit or even begin preparing your submission materials, please be sure to read the:

  • Timeline of important dates
  • What award categories are available in 2022
  • What the judging criteria will be for each award
  • What the entry rules are for each award
  • Important Dates
  • Award Categories
  • Judging Criteria
  • Entry Rules

Important Dates

Nominations close on Friday 21 January 2022. Nominations should be submitted via the online form and must be received by the deadline.

Shortlisted finalists will be announced on Thursday 03 March 2022.

The Regional Winners for each category will be revealed via video announcement on LinkedIn throughout the announcements weeks scheduled for 16 and 23 May – full schedule to be released in February 2022.

Following the regional winners announcements week, we will be hosting RICS Awards Grand Final in London, which is the pinnacle of the awards and celebrates the best of the best from the regional awards. Keep an eye out for further details.

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Award Categories

Category

Description

Criteria

Heritage Project

This category is for the conservation, renovation or restoration of a single building or a group of buildings or structures.

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

 

Community Benefit

This award recognises outstanding achievement in providing a facility which directly benefits the local community. The project must illustrate its success through local community feedback with diversity and inclusion embedded throughout

 

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

 

Refurbishment/Revitalisation Project

This category refers to land or buildings that could no longer fulfil their original purpose. It may also include elements of retrofitting with the aim of making a building more energy efficient and sustainable

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

 

Public Sector Project

This category celebrates an exceptional public sector project.

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

 

Commercial Development

This award is for any commercial property development or initiative whether retail, office, industrial or mixed-use.

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

Outstanding Large Surveying Firm/Team

This category recognises an outstanding large surveying firm (>50 employees), or a firm with over 50 employees/a surveying team working within an organisation with over 50 employees

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

Outstanding Small Surveying Firm/Team

This category recognises an outstanding small surveying firm (<50 employees), or a firm with less than 50 employees/a surveying team working within an organisation with less than 50 employees

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

Rural Estate Management Team of the Year

This category covers rural estate business management, and the management of the natural environment in rural or coastal areas.

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

Residential Project

This category covers residential developments of either a single building or overall project, new build or conversion

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

Environmental Impact Award

This category recognises projects where innovation, design or construction techniques have been utilised to address environmental challenges and improve sustainability.

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

Infrastructure Team Of The Year

This category celebrates the contribution of a team to the delivery of exceptional infrastructure projects. This will include basic structures, systems, and services required for operation

  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – 20%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Thought Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 20%

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will consider nominations against the following criteria, weighted based on the category of the award.

Professionalism – 20%

  • Recognised third party endorsements of the project as professionally outstanding.​
  • Use of surveying knowledge and/or professional expertise in areas such as technical competence, finance, legal, environment, and sustainability to achieve outcomes.​
  • Demonstrated adherence to RICS ethics.
  • Adoption of international standards will be an advantage but is not essential.​

Teamwork / Collaboration – 20%

  • Effective coordination of skillsets among members of the team and with stakeholders.​
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the delivery of the project(s)
  • Detailing of challenges overcome in the process relative to complexity e.g. what were the difficulties or unique challenges? How were these challenges overcome?​

Outcome and achievement – 20%

  • Realisation of nominated project against a predefined target.​
  • Client satisfaction (demonstrated through third party endorsements as appropriate).​
  • Project demonstrates best practices in appropriate profession (property, building surveying, facilities management, etc).​

Thought Innovation 20%

  • Was an innovative approach used to deliver the outcome? What was this approach and why was this used over more conventional solutions?​
  • Was an innovative outcome generated?​
  • How was technology applied to deliver the outcome?​

Sustainability – 20%

  • Demonstrated adoption of sustainable development principles.​
  • What techniques and materials were adopted to conserve or re-use original materials?
  • Provide a quantitative analysis on sustainability achievements.​
  • Social Impact. How did the project promote and educate stakeholders about sustainability and improve the community more broadly?​
  • How were environmental considerations incorporated into the project?

 

All nominations should demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and a commitment to the highest ideals of professionalism. Further details about RICS’ commitment to ethics can be found at rics.org/ethics

Entry Rules

Project and/or Development Awards

  1. Nominations can be made by the nominee (team, company or consortia) or a third party.
  2. The project(s) which is the subject of a nomination must have been worked on within the 2021 calendar year, though not necessarily completed.
  3. Nominations must be based on at least one but no more than three projects within the calendar year (nominating party to select).
  4. A company may submit a joint nomination however, where a joint nomination is submitted a subsequent, stand-alone application from the same company and in the same category is not allowed.
  5. Nominations must be submitted via the online submission form. Where multiple nominations are being submitted by the one organisation, a separate online submission form will need to be completed for each nomination.
  6. Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary for marketing purposes.
  7. Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed. These should be limited to a maximum of five additional pages of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
  8. A logo must be provided as well as a photo of the team or individual nominated. This will be used during award presentation.
  9. Information provided within the submission may be used by RICS for the purpose of the judging or promotion of the Awards. Any confidential information must be clearly stated within the submission.
  10. The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non appealable.

Team and/or Individual awards

  1. Nominations should be made by a third person/entity but will be accepted from the nominee.
  2. Nominations must be submitted via the online submission form. Where multiple nominations are being submitted by the one organisation, a separate online submission form will need to be completed for each nomination.
  3. Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary for marketing purposes.
  4. Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed, should be limited to a maximum of five additional pages of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
  5. A logo must be provided as well as a photo of the team or individual nominated. This will be used during award presentation.
  6. Information provided within the submission may be used by RICS for the purpose of the judging or promotion of the Awards. Any confidential information must be clearly stated within the submission.
  7. The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non appealable.
  8. The team and/or individual must have completed the RICS ethics module and have no regulatory investigations outstanding or in progress

Nomination check list

  • An online submission form is completed for each nomination.
  • For team awards, at least one but no more than three projects have been included in the nomination.
  • Supporting material may include testimonials, photographs, technical documentation, media clippings, floor plans, etc. to support the adjudication process.
  • Supporting material is limited to five individual materials and no more than three testimonials.
  • In addition to the nomination and supporting materials, the nomination is accompanied by photographs of the team/individuals nominated, the project(s) nominated and includes a copy of the nominee’s company logo (as appropriate).
  • Confidential information is clearly labelled ‘RICS Awards in Confidence’.

 

Step Two: Prepare your submission materials

Each submission must be accompanied by specific submission materials, which will be reviewed by the judges.

Your submission should include:

  1. Category you are submitting for.
  2. Nominator and Nominee contact details.
  3. Main body of nomination – this should clearly explain the project, demonstrate a connection to the judging criteria and show a commitment to professionalism and ethics (showcasing at least 1 but no more than 3 projects that the team/individual has worked on). This is where you want to make it clear to the judges exactly why your submission is deserving of the award. Please note that this will not be a PDF upload, you will need to complete free text sections within the online form, including an introduction and responses to each applicable element of the judging criteria (professionalism, outcome and achievement, teamwork, innovation and sustainability). Word limits have been applied to each free text box in accordance with the criteria weighting. We recommend drafting your responses within a word document and then copying and pasting them into the online submission form.
  4. Up to 3 testimonials (PDF upload).
  5. Photographs of the nominated team/individual and project(s) referenced in the submission.
  6. Any other appropriate supporting material, such as technical documentation, media clippings, floor plans, etc.
  7. Your company logo.
  8. A 100-word summary of the nomination for marketing purposes – what the project was and how the team/individual has showcased excellence (free text section within the form).

Step Three: Submit your nomination

It's time to submit

Have you double-checked the guidelines for submission materials, criteria and entry rules? Have you included all the necessary information? If so, it's time to submit your nomination.

By clicking the “Submit your nomination” button, you will be directed to complete the online submission form and upload your supporting materials online.

Submission materials must be received by COB Friday 21 January 2022.

Submit your nomination