• The entrant must have suitable involvement in the project to enter. No entry will be accepted without this declaration being agreed.
  • The same project or programme and its material may not be submitted as the basis for entry into more than one award category.
  • Applicants decide on the category to enter. An entry that doesn’t meet the entry criteria of the chosen category may result in a reduced score or complete rejection of the entry submitted.
  • All entries must cover project work that is either completed or at the end of a major phase so there is evidence of outcome / benefits.
  • The project / programme described must either be finished and at the end of the project not more than 12 months from the deadline date of stage one submission, or a significant phase finished by the deadline date of stage one submission.
  • Entrants to the Young Project Professional of the Year must be aged 29 years or under at the deadline date of stage one submission.
  • Entries will be in plain text format and must not exceed the stated word count for that category. Those entries that overrun the size requirements will be subject to a mark deduction. The size maximums are:
    • Entry for stage one should constitute no more than 3,000 words and no more than four images or graphics. Please do not upload images with heavy text content as any further written material will not be considered. 
    • The Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration entries should be no more than 3 sides of A4 in a readable font excluding testimonials and cover sheets with a maximum file size of 5MB.
  • All work submitted must have been done by the entrant and with permission from the project sponsor or manager as specified on the declaration when entering.
  • Entries submitted after the deadline may not be accepted.
  • Entries will only be accepted when submitted in the English language.
  • By submitting any materials, you grant APM permission to utilise them in promotions and other activities relating to the APM Project Management Awards, unless specified otherwise by the entrant at the point of entry.
  • The content of all submissions remains, at all times, the copyright of the entrant, but APM may wish to reproduce some relevant content for the purpose of promotional materials such as APM Award winners’ case-studies, PR or other. If an entrant does not wish to give automatic permission for material to be reproduced, without prior discussion, this must be noted at the point of entry.
  • APM reserves the right to accept or reject entries, and / or not make an award, as circumstances dictate.
  • APM does not accept DVDs, audio or video submissions at stage one.
  • All finalists must submit visual material as requested for use at the awards dinner and other supporting activities.
  • The judging panel will consist of volunteers who are experienced experts in their field.
  • The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence concerning their decision will be entered into.
  • All submissions are made at the expense of the applicants.
  • APM board members, committee members, members of other APM groups, staff and judges are subject to APM’s conflict of interest policy, Board Member Code of Conduct and the APM Code of Professional Conduct.  Any breaches will be addressed through the existing mechanisms, including the APM Professional Conduct Procedural Rules.
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