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Housing awards

Recognising excellence in the sector

We host a variety of awards to recognise outstanding achievement in all aspects of housing, with awards for professionals, organisations, and students. Our awards are renowned for the quality of entries, our high calibre judges and the best practice they bring to the forefront of housing.

UK Housing Awards »

UK Housing Awards trophies 2015

The 2017 UK Housing Awards are bigger and better than ever - with new categories, a new submission process and new benefits to winning or being shortlisted. 

Find out more here.

Housing awards NI & ROI »

Ni awards

The CIH Housing Awards 2016 gather the best in practice from across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and showcase the amazing work and inspirational people seen in communities every day.

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Welsh Housing Awards »

Welsh Housing Awards 2013

The Welsh Housing Awards recognise the significant achievements of organisations and individuals across Wales working to improve the lives of people living in their communities.

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Excellence Awards »

Excellence branding

The 2016 CIH Scotland excellence awards will take place this autumn where we will be on the lookout for our industry's brightest stars, best projects and innovations.

Full details coming soon

Rising Stars »

Rising Stars 2012 - Dean Slavin

Our Rising Stars competition gives talented housing professionals the chance to shine and offers a 'money can't buy' prize to boost their career prospects.

Find out more about the competition

Regional awards »


Our regional awards provide a platform for celebrating the innovation, creativity and passion of housing professionals and organisations in each of the English regions.

The regional winners of three award categories - New professional of the year, Apprentice of the year and Exceptional contribution by a CIH member - are automatically shortlisted for our national Housing Heroes awards, which take place alongside our annual conference, Housing 2016, in June.

Find out more about upcoming awards in your local area:

Housing Heroes 2016 »


The Housing Heroes awards aim to ensure those 'unsung heroes' of the housing world are recognised and rewarded for their contribution in making housing such a vibrant and caring sector.

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Sustainable Housing Awards

Sustainability is one of the most pressing issues affecting the housing sector. Hosted in partnership with Inside Housing, the Sustainable Housing Awards celebrates the projects at the forefront of sustainability best practice.