Professional Awards Gala

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

best of the best award

Saturday, 6 October 2018
JW Marriott L.A. Live, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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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.

2018 PMI Awards

Professional Awards

  • PMI Project of the Year Award
  • PMI Award for Project Excellence
  • PMI Fellow Award
  • PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Award of Excellence
  • PMI Young Professional Award

View more information for Professional Awards

Research & Academic Awards

  • PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award
  • PMI Project Management Journal® Paper of the Year Award
  • PMI Research Achievement Award
  • PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award
  • PMI Teaching Excellence 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 the 2017 PMI Project of the Year Award Winner and Finalists


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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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.

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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.