PMI Professional Awards - FAQ


  1. What advice can you offer about submitting entries?

      • The “Call for Nominations” begins 1 November each year.
      • Visit PMI.org/Awards for more information.
      • Start the process early.
      • Designate an award team with a lead nominator who gathers all necessary information, completes the paperwork and submits it on time, and acts as a liaison between PMI and the team.
      • Review the application package carefully. If possible, request a person not connected with the submission review it for criteria and compliance.
      • Justify in the submission why you think your submission should receive the award.
      • Contact awards@pmi.org with questions as early as possible.

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  2. What awards are offered?

    Nominate a Project or Program:
    PMI Project of the Year Award
    PMO of the Year Award
    PMI Award for Project Excellence
    PMI Continuing Professional Education Product of the Year Award

    Nominate a Project Professional:
    PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Award of Excellence
    PMI Fellow of the Institute Award
    PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award
    PMI Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year Award

    Nominate a Project Management Researcher or Educator:
    PMI Research Achievement Award
    Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award
    PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award
    PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award

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  3. Who is eligible?

    Eligibility varies from award to award. Some awards require PMI membership, others do not. Please review each award description for details.

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  4. What is the nomination process?

    What is the nomination process? The purpose, eligibility, criteria and nomination procedures for each award appear on PMI.org/Awards. Information also is available by contacting awards@pmi.org.

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  5. PMI Permissions and Release Form for the PMI Professional Award Program

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  6. Is there an application fee for the awards?

    There are no application fees to apply for any of the PMI Professional Awards.

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  7. Who selects winners?

    Evaluators vary by award. All evaluators are PMI volunteers who are experienced practitioners who have successfully demonstrated project management expertise. Many volunteer evaluator positions are posted in January through PMI’s Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS).

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  8. When and where are awards presented?

    Most awards are announced at the PMI Global Congress-North America in the fourth quarter. PMO of the Year Award is announced at PMO Symposium in the fourth quarter.

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  9. Who administers the PMI Professional Awards Program?

    The program is administered by PMI's Public Relations Department.

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  10. Who do I contact for more information?

    Contact PMI at awards@pmi.org or visit PMI.org/Awards for more information.

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