PMI Project of the Year Award


The PMI Project of the Year Award recognizes excellence in project management practices including superior organizational results, innovation, and positive impacts on society.


PMI Project of the Year Award two-step evaluation process

PMI has updated its Project of the Year evaluation process. Project of the Year candidates are required to complete this entry form submitting their nomination. Finalists will be notified by 3-10 May 2024 and must be available 20-31 May for a virtual presentation to evaluators from which honorees will be selected.

Step 1: Written essay and formal submission (All candidates)

All candidates applying for PMI Project of the Year must submit a 2,000-word written essay nominating their project on the PMI Awards platform between 1 February and 30 April 2024. The Professional Awards Insight Team, a group of PMI volunteers and subject matter experts, will select a group of finalists who will be notified between 3-10 May 2024 and required to complete a virtual interview with members of the evaluation team.

Step 2 (Finalists)

Project finalists will move forward with a virtual presentation followed by a Q&A with members of the evaluation team. PMI will work with you to schedule a 1-hour time slot between 20-31 May 2024.

From these finalists, one overall top project will be selected and named 2024 PMI Project of the Year. In addition, one project will be selected from each subcategory and named 2024 winner of the following awards:

  • PMI Technology Project Award
  • PMI Social Project Award
  • PMI Construction/Infrastructure/Engineering Project Award

PMI reserves the right not to select any winners for a particular year if the evaluations performed indicate that nominations do not meet the stated criteria.

Essay: Story of Project Success

Write a 2,000-word essay describing the ‘Story of Success’ of your project.

  • Highlight the project’s customer, the challenge, and the solution.
  • Describe your method of delivery. What is your structure, what is the outcome?

Please use the following guidance to craft your essay

  1. What was the specific challenge that your project addressed, and why was it significant?
  2. What were the key outcomes and benefits of your project, and how did they meet or exceed the initial objectives?
  3. How did your project align with your organization’s strategic goals or mission?
  4. How did you manage the delivery of your project?
  5. How did your project demonstrate the PMI values (Make It Easy, Aim Higher, Be Welcoming, Embrace Curiosity, Together We Can)?

Supporting documents (optional)

You may submit up to five (5) images to support your project story in jpg format. Any captions or explanation should be included as part of the image.

Number of Awards

  • One project will be selected the year’s best overall project and named PMI Project of the Year
  • Remaining projects will be evaluated for best-in-class project of their category (Technology, Social, or Construction / Infrastructure / Engineering)
  • One best-in-class project category award winner will be selected from each of the Technology, Social, and Construction / Infrastructure / Engineering categories and awarded as follows:
  • PMI will not select finalists in project categories
  • PMI reserves the right to not select honorees for a particular year if the evaluations performed indicate that nominations do not meet the stated criteria


  • Projects of any type, from any industry, in public or private sectors.
  • Project may be from any region.
  • The project must have been completed no more than 18 months before the nomination deadline.
  • The Lead Nominator does not require PMI affiliation.

Not Eligible

  • A project which has either won or has been previously nominated for the PMI Project of the Year Award.
  • Projects completed over 18 months from the nomination deadline.
  • Current PMI staff, PMI contractors, and/or PMI consultants are not eligible to apply for this award.
  • Current PMI Board members and members of PMI Board Reporting Committees are not eligible for this award.



  • One Lead Nominator with whom PMI will communicate regarding the nomination must be designated.
  • The Lead Nominator does not require PMI affiliation.
  • Review PMI General Nominations Guidelines.

General Nominations Guidelines

Permissions and Release Form

In the Event of a Successful Nomination

  • The nominations, evaluation process, and scores are proprietary to PMI and will not be disclosed to nominators or nominees.
  • The Lead Nominator will be notified of the status of the nomination at the conclusion of the evaluation process.
  • Selection and communication of nomination status must take place no later than the third quarter of the year.

In the Event of an Unsuccessful Nomination

  • A project which has been previously nominated for the PMI Project of the Year Award cannot be re-nominated due to the project completion date requirement.

PMI Award FAQs

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