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20-22 March 2018

Telford International Centre, UK

How to Enter

To nominate a project or an individual:

Download Entry Form

  • The Entry Form is restricted to one side. You then have no more than 4 sides for written text, any supporting diagrams and photographs describing your project and how it demonstrates excellence in one of the award categories.
  • Please email your completed Entry Forms to
  • The deadline for completed Entry Forms is 5th January 2018.
  • You will get an email to confirm your Entry Form has been received.
  • The shortlisted entrants in each category will be asked to design a poster to talk around to describe your project to the judges.
  • Posters will then also be showcased at the Flood and Coast Conference 2018.
    • Printed size will be expanded to an A2 poster - portrait
    • It needs to be legible and eye catching at 1 metres distance away
    • Include: title of project, category of submission, sufficient information to sell the project
    • Images need to be good quality (use your original digital photo for any images or minimum 150 to 300 dpi)

Who can apply?

The Project Excellence Awards are open to anyone or any project that has shown a contribution to managing flood and coastal risk and building local resilience to flooding.

This will include completed work developed or supported by local authorities, internal drainage boards and the Environment Agency, as well as community level initiatives.

Completed work means something tangible which demonstrates a direct outcome with public benefits realised.

To be eligible, the work must have been completed between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Further information


For all work put forward for consideration, the definition of complete means that the work done has been delivered and can demonstrate that it provides an active public benefit. For non-construction work or research projects, there must be a demonstrable outcome which, if applied, will lead to a beneficial outcome.


All work submitted for consideration must have a good track record for health and safety management and environmental stewardship.


The Environment Agency aims to be a construction industry client leading the way in:

  • the management of health and safety,
  • the use of sustainable construction techniques,
  • the management of environmental risk and care for the environment
  • the procurement of public sector construction projects
  • working with people and communities to create a better place


Please note there is no specific award for Health & Safety or working with / to improve the Environment this year as this is expected of all projects.

The Judging

Submissions will be shortlisted by expert panels in each subject area and those shortlisted will present their projects to a judging panel. Both finalists and winning projects will be celebrated at the Flood and Coast Conference and Exhibition, 20-22 March 2018 where the awards will be announced.

Details of criteria the judges will be referring to is below for your reference.

An award will be made to the projects which are considered to be the best in each of the categories. The judges may also choose to highly commend projects.

Judging Criteria



Primary Criteria:

  • Leadership
  • Clarity of objectives/ roles
  • Project cost control
  • Efficient and effective delivery
  • Proactive Risk Management/ Mitigation
  • Overall project quality
  • Client and public satisfaction
  • Communication
  • Value Engineering/cost savings
  • Problem solving / resolution
  • Transferability to other projects and works
  • Behaviours/Trust and Team working
  • Delivery of multiple benefits



Primary Criteria:

  • Objectives
  • Partnership involvement
  • Local relevance
  • Partnership in finance
  • Efficiencies
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits (including contribution to natural flood management, catchment and coastal cell approaches)



Primary Criteria:

  • Sustainability
  • Value for Money
  • Health, Safety & welfare
  • Environmental Impact
  • Objectives and Benefits
  • Client & Public Satisfaction
  • Stakeholder Engagement and collaboration
  • Knowledge of asset(s)
  • Managing above the minimum
  • Long term view
  • Delivery of multiple benefits



Primary Criteria:

  • Quantifying Outcomes
  • Level of Benefits
  • Range of benefits
  • Transferability
  • Application of effort to find a better solution
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Delivery of multiple benefits (including contribution to natural flood management, catchment and coastal cell approaches)



Primary Criteria:

  • Team Effort-contribution to efficiencies from across the team
  • Pro-Activity- actively pursuing efficiencies
  • Objective Benefits
  • Value of savings/additional outcomes as a percentage of budget.
  • Both Savings and Additional Outcomes Achieved
  • Timescale Efficiencies
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits



Primary Criteria:

  • Human/Natural Benefit Balance
  • Local Resource Use
  • Long Term Sustainability
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Community Engagement
  • Material Management
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits



Primary Criteria:

  • Clarity of Objectives
  • Community Level Leadership
  • Community Participation & Action
  • Attraction of Funding
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits (including contribution to natural flood management, catchment and coastal cell approaches)

If you have any questions on the above please contact:

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