Excellence in Railway Publications Awards

25 October 2023

The International Union of Railways (UIC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 3rd edition of the competition which celebrates excellence in Railway publications.

Following on from the success of previous events, the scope 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

Terms and Conditions

Call for abstracts

This can be changed later by mail to standardisation@uic.org before 7 October 2023.

Your submissions have to be received before 30 June 2023.


The awards ceremony will be held at UIC headquarters and online on Wednesday 25 October 2023, at 12am CET.

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

Registration to the ceremony


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

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