Professional Awards Gala

Join us at the world’s premier event honoring and meeting the best of the best in project management.

The PMI Professional Awards Gala and dinner is an annual celebration of project, program and portfolio management – and the industry stars who are not only changing the profession and their organizations, but enabling the evolution of their communities and the business landscape.

Based on nominations from our global membership, PMI and the PMI Educational Foundation will honor those who represent the best of the best, from across the world of project management.

PMI Project of the Year Award Finalists

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Gahcho Kué Project

Gahcho Kue Project

DeBeers’ Gahcho Kué mine was built deep in Canada’s Northwest Territories, just below the Arctic Circle. The largest new diamond mine constructed in the world since 2003, Gahcho Kué is located on an isolated stretch of tundra with no permanent roads.

Lean management processes helped the team close the project and ramp up production two months early, which allowed the mine to exceed its 2016 carat budget.

Washington River Protection Solutions

Hanford Double Shell Tank AY-102 Recovery Project

Hanford Double Shell Tank AY-102 Recovery Project

The Hanford site in Richland, Washington, USA developed plutonium for the United States’ nuclear weapons program for more than 40 years. When the facility closed in 1987, it was the most contaminated nuclear waste site in the country. The U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup effort, which has been underway for 30 years, is working to remediate the hazardous and radioactive materials produced by the nuclear program.

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University Link Light Rail Extension

University Link Light Rail Extension

When Sound Transit decided to expand the light rail system in Seattle, Washington, USA, it had to find a way to tunnel under the densely populated city without disrupting life above ground.

2017 PMI Awards

Professional Awards

  • PMI Project of the Year Award
  • PMI Award for Project Excellence
  • PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Award of Excellence
  • PMI Continuing Professional Education Product of the Year Award
  • PMI Fellow Award

Research Awards

  • PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award
  • PMI Research Achievement Award
  • PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award
  • PMI Project Management Journal® Paper of the Year Award
  • PMI Teaching Excellence Award
  • Case Writing Competition Award

PMIEF Awards

  • PMIEF Community Advancement Through Project Management Award
  • PMIEF Kerzner Award
  • PMIEF Donald S. Barrie Award
  • PMIEF James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award (ISPA)

Highlights of 2016 PMI Project of the Year Award Winner and Finalists

2016 PMI Project of the Year Award Winner - National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)

This project resulted in the creation of the world's most powerful photon microscope. The microscope creates X-rays that allow scientists to see how materials in systems—such as batteries or fuel cells— behave at the nano-level while operating in real-world conditions. By the time the project was completed in March 2015, it was six months ahead of schedule and under budget.

2016 Lady Cliento Children Hospital

Guaiba 2 Project