Application Process

The Application for the IPMA Project Excellence Award 2014 is closed.


A project team applies for “IPMA International Project Excellence Award” with a written statement explaining how it fulfils the criteria of the model for “Project Excellence”. The statement is a self-assessment that helps the project team to understand how to achieve success and to identify and use their strengths and improvement potential.


Every application report that is submitted is assessed by a team of at least four assessors (Medium Projects) or five assessors (Big and Mega Projects). The assessors have extensive experience in project management. Based on the application report the assessors make the first assessment and prepare for the next assessment step. All applicants will be visited for two or three days by the IPMA assessment teams. The objective of the Site Visit is to complete the assessment and to answer the assessors´ additional questions.

Then the project is finally assessed by the assessment team. The Award Jury accompanies the assessment process.The Award Jury members represent companies, authorities and other organisations practising project management. They decide, on the basis of the final assessments, which project teams will be the Finalists. From Finalists the Award Jury selects Bronze and Silver Winner(s) and Gold Winner per category. All projects who receive a Site Visit will receive a benchmark report from the assessment team.



“Winning this IPMA award tells the world that you are the best. Participate in the award process. Do not miss it.”
Mr. V.G. Rao, TICB
Prize Winner 2011

How to proceed with the application?

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The time schedule for 2014

Important dates of the  Time Schedule 2014:


  • Webinar: Introduction to PE Award and Model. If you wish to schedule individual webinar please contact the Award Office:
    • 2 December 2014
    • 20 February 2014
    • 10 March 2014
  • Application form submission by 7 April 2014 (application form 2014)
  • Webinar: How to prepare application report?
  • Application report submission by 5 May 2014
    • 14 April 2014
  • Site Visit organization on 5 May – 23 June 2014 (SV: 23-25 June 2014)
  • Participation in the Award Gala at the 28th IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam on 30 September 2014


  • Asssessors trainings: regular and advanced on 21-23 Februray 2014, Warsaw (Poland), registration closed
  • Refreshment webinar for Assessors
  • Individual application report assessment by 19 May 2014
  • Team virtual meeting by 1 June 2014
  • 1st Jury kick of meeting: 14 June 2014- announcement of the award finalists
  • Participation in Site Visit on 23-25 June 2014
  • Final results submission by 8 July 2014
  • 2nd Jury meeting: 26 July 2014
  • Benchmark report preparation by 3 September 2014
  • Participation in the Award Gala at the 28th IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam on 30 September 2014

Download the time schedule 2014

Award Categorization:

The IPMA International Project Excellence Award allows projects of “different size and nature” to compete amongst each other in different specific categories. Applicants have the possibility to apply in three Award categories:

  • Project Excellence in Medium-Sized Projects
  • Project Excellence in Big-Sized Projects
  • Project Excellence in Mega-Sized Projects

The categories reflect the observation that a project management approach is linked to the size of the project and based on the set of criteria presented below:


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For more details please contact the Award Office: .