With a total of 11 Awards for the 2022 ITS (UK) Awards, we wanted to provide a brief guideline in terms of the overall criteria and what the judges will be looking for, for each of our Awards.

The following general criteria below are intended to apply to people, organisations, products and services. However for more specific criteria for each of individual Awards please continue scrolling. The judges will look for clear and quantitative evidence of the criteria, but will also consider more qualitative evidence and will exercise personal judgement –

  1. Innovative – an innovative development bringing together different initiatives and technologies
  1. Well developed – past the “bright idea” and prototype stage and showing proven technology or business benefits
  1. Sustainable – durable and likely to have a lasting impact/benefit on ITS
  1. Transferrable – capable of being transferred to other locations/applications 
  1. Interoperable – showing (or be capable of) integration with other ITS developments
  1. Impact – demonstrable beneficial effects (safety, environmental, congestion, economy, inclusiveness, publicity etc.) above that achievable without ITS
  1. Leadership – evidence of long-term commitment, leadership, and willingness to be involved
  1. Forward thinking – reflects progressiveness and a futuristic outlook 

Please do let us know if there is anything that you are not sure about or you have specific queries regarding a particular Award.

Rees Hills Award for Outstanding Personal Contribution

Judges are looking for:

  • A professional with a long track record of innovation, leadership and talent
  • Someone who has made a real difference to the ITS industry in the UK
  • Someone deserving of ITS (UK)’s highest honour

Eric Sampson Award for Early Careers Professional of the Year

Judges are looking for:

  • Someone in the first five years of their career showing exceptional talent and potential
  • Someone who has already delivered a project or business success in ITS
  • Someone deserving of the honour of winning such a prestigious award

Jennie Martin Award for ITS Woman of the Year

Judges are looking for:

  • A female ITS professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry
  • Someone who has made a real difference to the ITS industry in the UK
  • Someone who is seen as a role model for early careers women in the industry

Frontline Hero Award

Judges are looking for:

  • Someone who works for a member in a public-facing or on-network role who has made an outstanding contribution
  • Someone who understands and supports the value of technology in transport
  • Someone who deserves recognition in an industry so often seen as office-based

Active Travel Award

Judges are looking for:

  • A project or solution that uses technology to improve the lives of people walking and cycling
  • Something that has made a real contribution quicker, cheaper or more effectively than infrastructure changes alone
  • Ideally an idea or solution that can be replicated across the country, and possibly as an export opportunity abroad

Better Environment through Technology Award

Judges are looking for:

  • A project or solution that uses technology to reduce emissions or noise and improve air quality
  • Something that has made a real contribution quicker, cheaper or more effectively than infrastructure changes alone
  • Ideally an idea or solution that can be replicated across the country, and possibly as an export opportunity abroad

Best Use of Data or Connectivity Award

Judges are looking for:

  • A project or solution that uses technology to improve traffic management, traveller information or public transport efficiency
  • Something that has made a real contribution to the industry, potentially using existing technology in a new and effective way
  • Ideally an idea or solution that can be replicated across the country, and possibly as an export opportunity abroad

Enforcement Scheme Award

Judges are looking for:

  • A project or solution that uses enforcement technology to change traveller behaviour in a cost-effective and fair way
  • Something that has made a real contribution to safety, the environment or economy
  • Ideally an idea or solution that can be replicated across the country, and possibly as an export opportunity abroad

Public Transport Award

Judges are looking for:

  • A project or solution that uses technology to improve the efficiency or attractiveness of travelling by public transport
  • Something that has made a real contribution quicker, cheaper or more effectively than traditional solutions such as adding extra services or seats
  • Ideally an idea or solution that can be replicated across the country, and possibly as an export opportunity abroad

Inclusive Mobility Award

Judges are looking for:

  • A project or solution that uses technology to make it easier for the most vulnerable in society to travel safely and easily
  • A project or product which enables more people to travel safely, independently and with dignity
  • Ideally an idea or solution that can be replicated across the country, and possibly as an export opportunity abroad

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