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Judging Criteria

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Entries will be judged by a panel of subject matter experts including Highways England’s Chief Executive, Jim O’Sullivan.
Submissions must clearly evidence outcomes and reflect and support our values of safety, ownership, passion, integrity and teamwork. In addition, entries should show all of the points below; entries that exclude these aspects will lose points in judging and may not proceed through the first review.

Aims and objectives
The aims and objectives of the programme or innovation - short, medium and long term.

Clear evidence of the beneficial effect that the programme or innovation has had on the target audience.  Evidence of short, medium and long term outcomes must be presented in both quantitative and qualitative forms.

Measurement of the success of the achievement. Evidence of the method of evaluation is important and must be linked to the aims and objectives.

Engagement and collaboration
Evidence of engagement with key stakeholders/end users in your programme or initiative. If this is a programme or initiative that would benefit others in the industry, any evidence of promoting this to a broader audience, or replication of the achievement elsewhere.
Submitting entries
  • Entries must be submitted using this online platform only
  • The opening date for applications is 9.00 am on 1 October 2018
  • The closing deadline for receiving entries is 5.00pm on 3 December 2018
  • If you are submitting multiple entries, please send a separate submission for each entry
  • Shortlisted entrants will be advised in February 2019 and will be required to provide a brief video to be used at the awards ceremony
  • Shortlisted entrants will be invited to showcase their nomination at an exhibition prior to the awards ceremony
  • The winners will be announced at the Highways England Awards ceremony on 28 March 2019
  • For more information please contact us at
Rules of entry
  • Projects/programmes/campaigns/initiatives must be related to work undertaken with Highways England largely or significantly between 1 January and 2 December 2018
  • Each entry is eligible for one award only.  Please ensure you choose the most appropriate category.  The judges reserve the right to move a submission to another category if they believe it is a more appropriate fit
  • Supporting evidence must include appendices and photos
  • We expect to receive a high volume of submissions and unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful nominations
  • Highways England accepts no responsibility for entries which are not submitted in accordance with the rules of entry (which includes lost, incorrect or delayed entries)
  • The judging panel’s decisions are final.  Highways England will have no responsibility to nominees who do not win an award