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About Awards News

This page announces news about IPMA Award announcements and events. This is especially important, as IPMA adds a range of exciting new awards, and workshops and webinars that help you to prepare for them. This feature of the IPMA website is managed by the IPMA Awards Board.

Report on the IPMA Project Excellence Award Assessors Training

aw_pe_logo“Seeing our most experienced assessors and sharing their most interesting Project Excellence stories. I guess that’s what makes it worth participating in these workshops every year”  
Grzegorz Szałajko from Poland, experienced Team Lead Assessor, trainer of Advanced group.


Few days ago there was the biggest training for the IPMA International Project Excellence Assessors ever organized. Over 50 people, from 18 countries and 5 continents arrived to Warsaw 21-23 February 2014 to learn the PE Model, assessment process and exchange their experience.


IPMA celebrates the Achievement Awards 2013


In 2013, as part of the International Project Management Associations (IPMA) Awards program, projects from around the globe have been given the opportunity to celebrate their success and achievements. The development of the IPMA Achievement Awards has seen the catalyst for projects from Europe, Asia and the Americas seeking global recognition for the innovation and achievement of the project management of their projects. (more…)

IPMA Young Crew Announces the Finalists for the 2013 IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year


The Young Project Manager of the Year, the award recognizing the most promising talents in the field of project management, is approaching to its final phase.

In August, Round 2 was closed and the applications have been reviewed. As in the past the level of all the candidates was very high and the Jury had a delicate role in the assessment process.

Three finalists were nominated, that will join  the Global Young Crew Workshop and IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik:

  • Mukunda Adhikari, from Nepal
  • Kamil Mroz, from Belgium
  • Cristian Soto, from Bolivia (more…)

First projects submitted for the IPMA Achievement Award reach the status of finalists


In a pilot year the finalists of the IPMA Achievement Awards are announced only in the Category Community Service/Development Project 2013*
At this stage no further results from the Judges’ decision may be released until the IPMA Award Gala which takes place on the 1st  October 2013 at the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik.
During the Gala also Project Exellence Awards Winners as well as Reseach Awards Winners will be awarded.

The following projects in Community Service/Development Project Category reached the status of Finalists: (more…)

Next International PE Award Assessors Training to be held in Tehran on 21-23 August 2013


The Award Management Board together with the Iran Project Management Association provides an opportunity to be trained according to the IPMA Project Excellence Model and gain a knowledge necessary to become an award assessor. The participants will be qualified to assess the applications submitted for the IPMA International Project Excellence Award as well as IPMA regional and sector awards (under development) based on the PE Model.

Additional to the regular program the trainees can participate in the session: Introduction to organisational competence in project management (Organiational Competence Baseline = OCB and assessment = IPMA Delta). (more…)

IPMA announces the PE Award Finalists 2013


The second Award Jury meeting for the IPMA International Project Excellence Award 2013 took place on 28 July in Zürich.

Several projects in the three categories: Medium, Big and Mega have been presented and final decisions for Finalists, Bronze, Silver and Gold Winners have been taken.

At this stage no further results from the Jury decision may be released until the  IPMA Award Gala which in 2013 will take place on 1 October at the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik.

The following projects in all categories reached the status of Finalists: (more…)

IPMA Announces 2013 Young PM of the Year, Round 2


The Young Project Manager of the Year, the award recognizing the most promising talents in the field of project management, is now entering in its crucial phase.

By mid of July the Jury, in charge of the assessment, selected the candidates eligible to pass to Round 2.

The participants for the final phase are:

  • Adhikari Mukunda from Nepal
  • Alam Mehmood from UK
  • Kamil Mroz from Belgium
  • Malik Imran from United Arab Emirates
  • Soto Cristian from Bolivia
  • Soyke Nils from Greece
  • Tendulkar Sujay from India (more…)

New Application Due Date for Young PM Award


YOUNG CREW PRESS RELEASE: 29 June, 2013. The Young Project Manager of the Year, the award recognizing the most promising talents in the field of project management, extends the deadline for application to Round 1 up to July 10th, to make the challenge even more exciting.

Applicants are requested to fill the online form available at this link:

To speed up the process, also candidates who already applied via e-mail are requested to compile the same form.

By mid of June, Young Crew and the Award Office completed the process for jury selection.

The panel consists of prominent members from Young Crew and IPMA:

  • Subas Subedi (Nepal) – 2013 Young Project Manager Award Winner
  • Carla Ferreira (Portugal) – 2012 Young Project Manager Award Finalist
  • Edward Logan (USA) – Former Young Crew Chairman
  • Maria Simek (Austria) – Former Young Crew Management Board Member (2010-2012)
  • Alan Tupicoff (Autralia) – IPMA Award Committee

For additional information about the award, the applicants can contact the coordinator, Luca Cavone, filling the “Contact Form”:

Tunde Ajia, Programme Manager – IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year
Luca Cavone, Award Coordinator / YC Management Board Member – Head of Membership Development


IPMA Announces 2013 Project Excellence Jury Members


Rich experience in project management, different working backgrounds and cultural awareness, contribution to spreading the project excellence philosophy and experience in project evaluation. This is what characterizes this year’s IPMA Project Excellence Award Jury Panel. 


  • 3 Jury members are previous IPMA PE Award Finalists
  • 2 Jury members were also IPMA VP Presidents responsible for the Awards
  • 3 Jury members acted as an Award Assessor
  • 2 Jury members acted as a Jury for the National PE Awards
  • 3 Jury members received prestigious Otto’s Zieglmeier Award for contribution to the development of the IPMA PE Awards.

This year Project Excellence Awards Applicants will be in great hands:

  • Mrs. Mary McKinlay, UK
  • Mrs. Constanta Bodea, Romania
  • Mr. Frank Menter, Germany
  • Mr. Roberto Mori, Italy
  • Mr. Hans van Wieren, The Netherlands

The Awards Jury was convened for the 2013 PE Award edition by Reinhard Wagner, IPMA Vice President–Awards, Mary Koutintcheva–Award Management Board Chairman and Ewa Bednarczyk–IPMA Award Office Manager.