APM Awards now open for entries
Posted by Richard on 10th Apr 2017
The APM Project Management Awards 2017 is now open for entries.
The starting flag has been raised and APM is now calling on all sectors of the project profession to submit their greatest projects and the finest project professionals to go up in front of APM’s judging panel.
As APM is now a Chartered body, the stakes are raised and entrants will need to excel in order to walk away with the much sought-after awards.
2017 also welcomes two new categories to the award categories:
This year Project of the Year will be divided into the following sub-categories:
- IT and Technology Project - Projects driven by technology and communication change
- Transformation project - Organisational and cultural change projects
- Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure project - The delivery of physical assets including transport and energy
- Specialist projects - Recognising projects with unique or unusual characteristics from new and emerging project management sectors
The APM Awards recognises and celebrates the amazing achievements enabled by world-class project management. For both organisations and individuals, entering into the industry’s most prestigious awards gives those involved an opportunity to reflect on their achievements and, if successful, entrants gain the highest level of recognition in front of industry and peers.
Also new to 2017, the APM Awards ceremony will be moving to a new location – Old Billingsgate. The date to diarise is Monday 20 November 2017.
Full list of categories
- Project of the Year:
- IT and Technology project
- Transformation project
- Engineering, construction and infrastructure project
- Specialist project
- Social Project of the Year
- Overseas Project of the Year– Sponsored by Ramboll
- Programme of the Year
- Project Professional of the Year– Sponsored by ATOS
- Young Project Professional
- Project Management Company of the Year
- Project Management Consultancy of the Year [new]
- PMO of the Year [new] – sponsored by Wellingtone
- Shell HSSE Award– Sponsored by Shell
- The Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration– Sponsored by The Nichols Group
- Academics– Sponsored by BAE Systems
Entry to the APM Awards is free, so there is no reason not to put your submission forward. However, make sure you enter before the deadline of Monday 19 June 2017.
19 June 2017 - Stage 1 entry deadline
24 July 2017 - Finalists announced
4 to 7 Sept 2017 - Stage 2 presentations (certain categories only)
20 Nov 2017 - Awards ceremony
Want to find out what “award-winning” looks like?
At this year’s APM Project Management Conference to be held at the Barbican, London, on 27 April, Neil Fowler, principal manager at Adam Smith International will present on the Tamkeen programme established in opposition-held parts of Syria for which they walked away with “Overseas Development Project of the year” in 2015.
The programme sought to support Syrian communities to build good governance while simultaneously satisfying humanitarian needs. The DFID-funded programme was widely hailed as a success, despite operating in a constantly changing environment. The Tamkeen Al Mubadarat Al Mahalia (Empowering Local Initiatives) project was the first major UK non-humanitarian programme in Syria.
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If you have not yet submitted your project management awards entry, then consider this. APM has some brand new categories and sub-categories – there is bound to be a category suitable for you.
Without the appropriate project controls and software in place, along with a support team who operate at the same level of professionalism as those associated with our awards, many of these outstanding achievements may not have been possible...