JUDGES ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA
We would like to welcome those that fit the provided criteria to put themselves forward to be considered to join the judging panel in a category of your choice at the Festival of Education & Research 2020.
To ensure the judging panels for each category fit this description, an eligibility policy will be applied to judge applications. Judges will be selected based not only on their eligibility to judge but also their suitability to the category they are applying to judge (see full list of awards categories below).
Judges must hold one or more of the following:
- Hold Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) status
- Hold an up to date Fellowship of APM (FAPM)
- Hold an up to date Membership of APM (MAPM)
- Be a full-time project management academic, researcher or practitioner with at least five years’ experience in working within the project profession
INTERESTED IN BEING ONE OF OUR JUDGES?
If you hold one or more of the criteria listed above, and are interested in applying, please complete and return an application form along with your CV to email@example.com. Applications close 6 March. All applicants will be notified of a decision by Thursday 19 March.
CATEGORIES ELIGIBLE FOR JUDGING
The awards that are a major part of the Festival of Education and Research will consist of eight categories.
Academic of the Year (for project management lecturers)
This award recognises academics whose innovation and passion have transformed a course and inspired students. Entries will be accepted from institutions, academics themselves or their colleagues, but in all cases the institution must support the submission and student testimonies must be included in the supplementary documentation.
Research paper of the year
This award celebrates nominees who have advanced the theory, knowledge and practice of project management through a published academic paper in the last calendar year. Judges will look for evidence of significant or novel results, creative collaborations and imaginative communication of research results alongside research applicability to practice.
Project Management Postgraduate of the Year (Geoffrey Trimble)
This award is open to entrants from all sectors involved in Master’s level study. It recognises the best Master’s post- graduate dissertation in a project management related subject submitted for consideration during the year.
Developmental programme of the year
This category aims to recognise excellence in the delivery and outcomes/benefits of project management developmental programmes or schemes. This may include (but is not limited to) graduate schemes, apprenticeship schemes and career development pathways.
Project Management PhD or Doctoral of the Year (to include DBAs) (Herbert Walton)
This award recognises an excellent PhD dissertation in a project management related subject submitted during the year at Doctorate level.
Project Management Graduate of the Year
This category recognises excellence in achievement for someone who has completed a degree in project management.
Project Management Apprentice of the Year
This category aims to recognise excellence in a higher or degree Apprentice undertaking a project management standard within the UK.
Project Management Student of the year
This is the only category not eligible for judging due to it being the final of a branch competition.
JUDGES' CODE OF CONDUCT
All judges for the Education and Research Awards will be required to read, agree to and sign a code of conduct. This is in place to protect the integrity of the awards judging process, providing confirmation that all judges are working to a fair, transparent and robust judging process.