Excellence in Railway Publications Awards

25 October 2022 - UIc headquarters & Online (hybrid event)

The International Union of Railways (UIC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 edition of the competition which celebrates excellence in Railway publications.

Following on from the success of previous events, the scope of this one is extended to a wider range of documents.

The aim is to support and promote excellence in user-friendly, business-sensitive publications that support the efficiency of railway operations. This can include technical specifications and/or requirements, guidelines and operational solutions whether they are published as an IRS or as a standalone document.

Target and Eligibility

The awards are open to a wide range of documents that will have been produced as a result of work undertaken:

  • In UIC Forums and Platforms and their Working groups
  • Through working with external partners
  • As part of a project that leads to an evolution of the railway system

The people involved can be:

  • UIC members
  • Stakeholders from partner organisations

The participants must of course be involved in the development of the relevant publication(s)

Categories of documents

  • Specifications
  • IRS
  • Guidelines

Eligible documents

Awards Documents Published

- PDF - 226.1 kb


Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions - Awards 2023 - 3rd Edition

- PDF - 721.6 kb


Call for abstracts

Your submissions have to be received before 30 June 2022.

The submissions are now closed.


The awards ceremony will be held at UIC headquarters and online on Tuesday 25 October 22, at 12am CET.

You can choose how you will attend the ceremony in the registration form below.



If you have any questions, please contact standardisation@uic.org

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Monday 28 March 2022