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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

CIH’s Regional Awards 2017 give you the chance to showcase your outstanding work. Three categories are run across all of the regions and are now open!

They are:

• New professional of the year (CIH members only)

• Exceptional contribution by a CIH member

• Apprentice of the year

The winners in each of the regions will automatically go forward for consideration for the categories in the prestigious 2017 Housing Heroes Awards.

Entry is free, all you need to do is read the category information below, fill out the form below, letting us know which region you are entering and return it to us here by 6pm on (the new extended date of) Monday 13 March 2017.

More detail on other regional award categories will appear here as and when they're announced. Please note the Midlands Awards took place in late 2016 so entries for the East and West Midlands are closed for 2017.

If you're in Wales, you can find out more information and enter here.

If you're in Northern Ireland or the Republic if Ireland, click here for more information.

Why enter?

• Showcase your great work or the work of a colleague

• Compete with the best in the country - the regional winners of these 3 catergories will automatically go through to the final of the prestigious 2017 Housing Heroes Awards

• Showcase your organisation as a great place to work

What the winners say

Patrycja Glomska community assistant at Yarlington Housing Group was named 'New professional of the year' at last year’s Housing Heroes Awards after winning the South West category.

“I always believe that people don’t have to win an award to know they are carrying out a good job - but being recognised for your hard work does give you a sense of achievement and accomplishment. For other housing professionals out there who are thinking of nominating themselves I say "go for it" - it’s the best experience!”

We spoke to Patrycja to find out the difference winning has made to her career.


The categories

Apprentice of the year

Do you have a truly outstanding apprentice who has hit the ground running and made a real contribution to your organisation? Or are you an apprentice and want to put yourself forward to compete against the best in the country.

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of an apprentice in housing. It is open to any applicant undertaking an apprenticeship scheme or a traineeship, in any discipline and working in the sector.  You do not need to be a CIH member to enter this category.

>Download the entry form now

Exceptional contribution by a CIH member (CIH members only)

Do you know a CIH member who has gone above and beyond to make an outstanding contribution? This award highlights outstanding professional achievement and individual personal contribution by a CIH member working in housing. We’re looking for someone who has shown their commitment to their organisation and the communities they work in.

They will have made an outstanding commitment to their profession and be an inspirational role model for those working in housing. They will also personify the ethics and professional standards underpinning CIH membership.

>Download the entry form now

New professional of the year (CIH members only)

This award will showcase, recognise and celebrate the successes of housing professionals at an early stage of their career and have normally worked in the housing industry for less than three years. This award is designed to demonstrate that it doesn’t matter what stage of your career you are at, you can achieve great success and achievements. If you know someone who has shown great promise early in their career or you’ve had a big impact yourself, this is the award for you.

>Download the entry form now

CIH Regional Awards 2017

Showcasing the best of housing where you are