The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society are planning to hold the 2021 edition of the event, in-person at a physical event on the 25th November alongside the ITS (UK) Members Day.  Due to the pandemic and its restrictions, we held last year’s Awards in the form of an online ceremony.  

PLEASE NOTE: The 2021 Presidents Dinner will no longer take place on the 25th November as originally planned but potentially early next year (TBC). 

The 2020 Awards saw four ITS (UK) Members sponsor the event and this year we are hoping for the same.  Please do get in touch with Paul if you wish to sponsor the 2021 Awards Ceremony to discuss the arrangements and what we would offer.  It would be much appreciated. 

Here’s a look back on those Awards from last year, in case you missed it –

The awards, which were first held in 2006, aim to acknowledge and highlight professional ITS expertise and raise awareness of the benefits and value of ITS technologies to our cities, economy, environment, transport and everyday lives.   




  • The Rees Hills Annual Award for personal contribution and achievement
  • The Sampson Early Career Professional of the Year Award

Features to consider and/or include are:

  • Details of the individual’s experience supplemented by professional accreditations, achievements, publications etc

  • Verifiable details of the impact and influence that the individual has had within the sector 

  • Industry references that support the entry


  • UK ITS Project of the Year Award
  • The Inclusive Mobility Award
  • Innovative Use of Technology Award for creativity and forward thinking

Key items and features to consider and/or include are:

  • Details of any testing carried out that justify the entry and provide measurement and success
  • Details of any consultation processes 
  • The benefits and effectiveness of the product / project / service in accordance with the award criteria 
  • Visual demonstrations and valid statistics either through photos, technical diagrams, charts etc. to further highlight the entry 
  • Sector references that support the entry


Award Criteria 

The following criteria are intended to apply to people, organisations, products and services. The judges will look for clear and quantitative evidence of the criteria, but will also consider more qualitative evidence and will exercise personal judgement. 

Innovative – an innovative development bringing together different initiatives and technologies

Well developed – past the “bright idea” and prototype stage and showing proven technology or business benefits

Sustainable – durable and likely to have a lasting impact/benefit on ITS

Transferrable – capable of being transferred to other locations/applications 

Interoperable – showing (or be capable of) integration with other ITS developments

Impact – demonstrable beneficial effects (safety, environmental, congestion, economy, inclusiveness, publicity etc.) above that achievable without ITS

Leadership – evidence of long-term commitment, leadership, and willingness to be involved

Forward thinking – reflects progressiveness and a futuristic outlook 


All nominations can be submitted via this link below –

Awards 2021 Nomination form

The deadline for all Nominations to be sent through is Friday 1st October.  We cannot accept any entries after this date so please do not delay and submit your entries!

If the link above is not working please contact Rukshan –  Once completed please send it back to him. Also please contact Rukshan if you have an queries or questions about the nomination process or the Awards ceremony itself).  

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