SIP Planning Awards

NEW UPDATE (as at 12 July 2019)

Key Timeline for 6th Planning Awards

Online submission

28 June 2019 (6pm closed)


29 June to 10 July 2019 (Only shortlisted projects have been informed)

Shortlisted winners to submit max 4 physical A1 boards

15 - 17  July 2019

Physical Judging (only shortlisted projects)

18 – 19 July 2019

Award Dinner Registration Closing date

12 August 2019

Award Dinner

12 September 2019

Online submission – 1st round

The SIP online submission portal is now opened from 24 – 28 June 2019!  Click here to submit your projects.

Participants will be given one login per company and a project number will be assigned to you.

You are required to submit the following online: -

  • Project Summary (not more than 500 words) 
  • Digital Copy of Presentation Boards (2-4 A1 images) in jpg format. Total file size must not exceed 10 mb
  • Project PowerPoint file (compressed pdf file, less than 10 mb)
  • Please DO NOT include your company logo on your submission materials otherwise it will be disqualified.

Physical Submission – Final round

Shortlisted companies are required to submit max 4 physical A1 boards from 15 - 17 July 2019. Details will be emailed to the shortlisted companies.

Click here for more information about our judges

About SIP Planning Awards

The idea to have the SIP Planning Awards was mooted in the year 2006. The objective was to honour urban planners and the team for the various excellent planning projects or plans undertaken by urban planners and planning consultancy firms in Singapore and overseas. 

The award is open to Singapore planners and planning firms but not restricted to local projects. The inaugural launch of the SIP Planning Awards was made during the Spatial Planning Conference on 3 Apr 2008.

1st SIP Planning Awards 2008
2nd SIP Planning Awards 2010
3rd SIP Planning Awards 2013
4th SIP Planning Awards 2015
5th SIP Planning Awards 2017
6th SIP Planning Awards 2019 (click here for more details)
This prestigious Planning Awards program recognises urban planners, urban designers and related design consultancy firms for their excellence in both local, as well as overseas projects.

There will be five types of awards. For the first four awards, the awards will be presented in two categories: the SIP members category and the International category (For non SIP Member).

For all of SIP Member categories, one key member (of the team or individual) must be a Full Member of the Singapore Institute of Planners. The requirement of SIP membership is not applicable for the International Categories.

For the Student category, one key member must be a Student Member of SIP and a student of master planning, urban design or related field from a recognized tertiary institution in Singapore or overseas.

Registration fees for project entries are as follows:

SIP Member entries (for all categories) : SGD 250
International entries (for all categories) : SGD 350
Student entries : (for SIP student category) : FREE
Note : The registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE after acceptance of registration.  Upon registration, we will send you the invoice for payment.


This award is for a well-executed master plan that demonstrates innovation and excellence in developing liveable communities. Applications may include but are not limited to strategic visioning plans for new urban developments, comprehensive planning of new large urban development areas as well as economic development strategies. 


This award is for a plan that demonstrates innovative urban design principles and with strong emphasis on the creation and curation of the public space, identity of the place and the notion of placemaking. Applications may include, but are not limited to residential, commercial and mixed use developments. For this award, projects which are implemented and completed on site will be assessed separately. 


This award is for a plan that demonstrates environmentally sustainable planning, community conservation, or community revitalization. Applications may include but are not limited to brownfield development, district conservation plans, or other plans where resource conservation is a key component of the plan. For this award, projects which are implemented and completed on site will be assessed separately. 


This award is for a plan that demonstrate excellence in infrastructure. Applications may include but are not limited to plans for transportation, utilities, or other infrastructure projects that demonstrate innovative or best practice approaches to improving quality of life through infrastructure.  


This award is for student projects on a range of urban planning topics including but not limited to:  master planning, urban design, sustainability, and concepts involving environmental, social and economic and landscape design. Applicants must be enrolled in a polytechnic or tertiary institution.