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UITP Awards

Enhancing life in urban areas worldwide

The UITP Awards 2021 submissions process is underway! You have until 18 October to submit your projects.

Logo of the UITP awards 2021

As the coveted prize in public transport, the UITP Awards showcase the most ambitious and innovative projects of the last two years in cities and regions around the globe. UITP established the Awards in 2011 and after ten years, 2021 will mark its 6th edition.

Projects vying for an award, should position public transport as the backbone of urban and local mobility. They excel at enhancing quality of life in urban areas worldwide by supporting, promoting and advancing public transport.

The UITP Awards cover eight categories from diversity & inclusion to multimodal integration and public and urban transport strategy. UITP assembles an impartial expert jury that scores the submitted projects based on their innovation, contribution and transferability prospects.

This edition, the Awards ceremony will take place in Dubai, during the MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition, which will be held 6-8 February 2022. The exact date of the UITP Awards will be announced soon. The winners will be announced in a thrilling hybrid event, ensuring that all finalists and those interested can participate either in person or virtually.

The submission process has closed. The finalists will be announced before the end of December.

When will the UITP Awards 2021 take place

  • December

    The submissions process has closed and the finalists will be announced before the end of December.

  • 6-8 February 2022

    A hybrid awards ceremony in Dubai to award the winners and showcase the amazing sector wide projects. The exact date will be announced soon.

  • After the Awards

    A report with details on outstanding submissions, ensures visibility to all the cutting edge and rich knowledge that the UITP Awards attract.

What are the UITP Awards looking for?

Applying to win a coveted UITP Award gives your organisation valuable recognition from sector peers, while bringing visibility and attention to your outstanding work in the field of sustainable urban transport.

In each category, the winning projects will promote public transport as the backbone of sustainable urban mobility. And as they have to have taken place between June 2019 and May 2021, many submissions will be related to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We welcome these as well as projects unrelated to the crisis.

The UITP awards are the coveted prize in the public transport sector

The Awards are meant for projects submitted by UITP members only. However, in exceptional circumstances, outstanding applications from non-UITP members may be considered.

Projects that refer to the UITP Integrated Global Work Programme, Mobility for Life and their four main themes, are encouraged. These themes are:

  • Resilient urban and public transport;
  • Decarbonised and low emissions mobility;
  • Advancing systems and services for better urban mobility;
  • The redefinition of public transport and its urban environment.

The 8 categories of the UITP awards

Click on any of the 8 categories to expand a detailed description of the types of projects that can compete for the coveted UITP Awards.

Climate & Health
Diversity & inclusion - gender equality
Marketing Campaign
Multimodal integration
Operational and technological excellence
Public and urban transport strategy
Young researchers

Special recognition

In addition to the Awards, UITP may also present special recognition prizes for any or each of the above categories.

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Increase your exposure

The UITP Awards offer many partnership opportunities that can increase the exposure for your brand. To be a part of the global event, see our partnership offers:


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