Professional Awards

Exceptional Professionals

PMI Professional Awards honors the people, PMOs, and project achievements that are making an impact in cutting edge industries around the world.

PMI Professional Awards Are Open Through 30 April

The PMI Professional Awards puts the spotlight on project leaders and teams delivering superior results with exemplary project management principles in a professional setting.

PMI® Professional Awards include:

  • PMI® Project of the Year Award
  • PMI® Fellow Award
  • PMI® Eric Jenett Person of the Year Award
  • PMI® Rising Leader Award 



Why Apply?


Industry Recognition

Network with key decision-makers and influencers in your area of expertise.


Present at PMI Global Summit

You may get the chance to present on stage at our most popular annual event.


Press & Media Coverage

A well-publicized award win can help you reach a wider audience and attract new customers or clients.

Professional Awards Categories

PMI Project of the Year Award

Recognizes the complex project that best delivers superior performance of project management practices, superior organizational results, and positive impacts on society.

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PMI Fellow Award

The highest and most prestigious individual award presented by Project Management Institute for service to the Institute and the project management profession

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PMI Eric Jenett Person of the Year Award

Spotlights an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the project management profession or its practice through leadership, technical project management, and strategic and business management acumen.

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PMI Rising Leader

Features a young professional who has made a significant impact in advancing project management standards, practices, and ethics.

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Key Dates

Key milestones and events to add to your calendar.

Date Event
1 February 2024 Nominations Open
30 April 2024 Nominations Closes
1 August 2024 Winner Notification
September 2024 Winners announced at PMI Global Summit

PMI Frequently Asked Questions


    • Visit 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 [email protected] with questions as early as possible
  • Eligibility varies from award to award. Some awards require PMI membership, others do not. Please review each award description for details.

  • Contact PMI at [email protected] or visit individual awards pages for more information.


PMI Professional Awards Insights Team

Who are they, how are they selected, how do they choose winners, whats the process? do we have photos or links?

The PMI Professional Awards Insight Team (PAIT) provides professional support and expertise regarding the administration of the PMI Professional Awards program. These volunteers align the PMI Professional Awards portfolio in support of PMI strategy, provide guidelines for award nomination processes, evaluate all project nominations, and participate in and lead teams of subject matter experts in the evaluation of all project and individual awards.

Thank you to this year's insight team:

  • Thiago Iglesias, PMP, DASSM Brazil (2023-2024)
  • Rosemary Imhanwa, PMP, Nigeria (2021-2025)
  • Éamonn Kelly, PMP, Ireland (2023-2024)
  • Vinod Kumar Paidakula, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, USA (2019-2024)
  • Cinzia Pellegrino, PMP, Italy (2021-2025)
  • Shobhna Raghupathy, PMP, USA (2019-2024)
  • Prabhu Rajpurohit, CAPM, India (2022-2024)
  • Doug Shultice, USA (2021-2025)