PMO of the Year Award

The PMO of the Year Award honors a PMO that has demonstrated superior organizational project management abilities by adding value to its organization through its support of successful strategic initiatives. The award recognizes a PMO that has established a vision for value delivery and has had a positive and clear impact on business results.

Number of Awards

  • One recipient and two finalists will be awarded annually.
  • PMI reserves the right not to select a recipient for a particular year if the evaluations performed indicate that nominations do not meet the stated criteria.


  • All corporate and government PMOs.
  • More than one PMO from an organization may participate as the award is to the PMO, not the organization.
  • Enterprise PMOs as well as IT PMOs, New Product Development PMOs, or other Business Unit PMOs.

Not Eligible

  • Submissions from third-parties on behalf of a PMO.
  • Consulting, Training, or other third-party providers are not permitted to submit an entry on behalf of an organization’s PMO.

Nomination Procedures

  • Nominations must be sent electronically to and must be received by the application deadline.
  • One Lead Nominator shall be designated with whom PMI will communicate regarding the nomination. The Lead Nominator must be the PMO Director.
  • The Lead Nominator does not require PMI affiliation.
  • The Lead Nominator shall submit the PMO of the Year Award Application document addressing each of the criteria, listing relevant criteria title and description at the top of each page.
  • All submitted material shall not exceed twelve pages (eleven for the criteria and one for the Organization and PMO information requested).
  • The Lead Nominator shall ensure that all documentation is accurately completed and submitted. Incomplete nomination packages will not be evaluated.
  • Please review PMI General Submission Guidelines.

Nomination Package Content

The nomination package, consisting of no more than twelve pages, shall contain:

  • The PMO of the Year Award Application document addressing each of the criteria that must be met with a maximum set page limit for each criteria.
  • PMI Permissions and Release Form signed by the nominee – not counted toward the page count maximum.
  • PMI Contact Information Form (PMO of the Year Award specific) – not counted toward the page count maximum.

Additional Information

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