Now Open – 2020 YPT Awards

Nominations are now open!

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In line with our mission to highlight achievements and leadership by young professionals, YPT is launching a new award category. The inaugural YPT Changemakers in Transportation.  

With these three award categories, this year’s awards will highlight more than ever the impacts of YPT members on our organizations, cities, and industries.

Award Categories:

YPT Changemakers in Transportation – An award highlighting several outstanding YPT members who are making a significant impact in the field of transportation. The individual(s) will be evaluated by their impacts on the transportation industry, regional and or local transportation systems, organizations. All members of YPT are eligible.  

YPT Transportation Project of the Year – An award for a project that had/is having a significant impact and where young professional(s) played a significant role. Projects will be evaluated by their impacts for the transportation industry or local transportation system and the roles that young professionals played in them. All project types are eligible from studies and designs that are being implemented to finished products already being used. 

YPT Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year – An award that will go to a product, paper, invention, etc. in the transportation industry where young professionals played a significant role. This will be judged based on what the innovation/research is and what role young professionals played. All types of innovations and research are eligible. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

(All Awards): YPT Member 

(Project & Innovation/Research of the Year): Application related to work/research performed in the last 3 years 

How to Apply 

Applicants can apply for the award(s) by completing the nomination form during the nomination period. 

Nomination Timeline 

Award Nomination Period: June 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020 

Award Deadline: July 31, 2020, 11:59 PM EST 

Award Finalists Selected: August 14, 2020 

Award Awardees Selected: August 21, 2020 

Award Public Announcement: August 31, 2020 

Any questions related to the YPT Awards may be directed to the Director of Administration, William Wang, who oversees the awards. You may reach him via LinkedIn or Email ( 

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