APM Awards entry process

The APM Project Management Awards judging criteria are simple to understand and put a much greater emphasis on the benefits of the project, and the contribution it makes to the development of the profession. In addition to the use of project management tools and techniques, there is a focus on storytelling, lessons learned, challenges overcome, benefits delivered to the community and knowledge delivered to the profession.

Entering the APM Project Management Awards could not be easier. Our two stage process provides entrants with the opportunity to tell the story of the project first through a short written stage, and then during a presentation by the finalists to the award judges.

Timetable 2016

Key dates
Call for entries  8th April 2016
Stage 1 entry deadline 20th June 2016
Declare finalists publicly      25th July 2016
Stage 2 presentations 6th to 8th September 2016 
Awards dinner  7th November 2016


Stage 2 presentations:

Date AM PM 
6th Sept IT Project Project Professional
7th Sept Young Project Professional      Programme
8th Sept    Project Project Management Company      


Those who are shortlisted for the stage 2 presentations will in due course be sent presentation details, including timings, address, requirements etc.

How to submit your entry

  • All projects should be submitted by the deadline date with an APM entry cover sheet.
  • Download the cover sheets which includes a declaration of suitable involvement in the entry by the applicant.
  • Overseas Project of the Year, Social Project of the Year, Shell HSSE, The Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration and all Academic categories are single stage written entries only.

Cover sheets

Academic categories

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The Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration

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All other categories

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The email address that entries must be submitted to is awards@apm.org.uk

Please read through the rules of entry carefully before selecting the relevant category to enter. 




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