How to apply
About the award programme
Every year the most outstanding construction projects will be awarded at the ICPMA annual conference! The award programme is free to enter and recognises excellence in project management, based on the following questions. The size of the project or whether its completed or not yet is irreleveant, we are looking for innovation, quality, team work and outstanding achievements.
About the application
The application process consists of 3 simple steps:
One pager overview
Individual short interviews with ICPMA representatives to discuss project entry and clarify questions
Submission of presentation, video or narrative for final judging
What we need from you
(1) One-pager Overview
We are looking for a one-pager key project data sheet, ideally with graphics, illustrations, photos etc, outlining the project objective and focus area (see below) and outstanding achievements with details such as:
Key Project Data (in brief)
Client, Project Manager and Project Team
Project description, type, sector and key parameters
Project Milestone Dates/Programme (and budget, if relevant)
Project challenges, key drivers and focus area (short overview)
Your award-worthy contribution, achievement, new technique or process (short overview)
Project photos or plans, graphics, diagrams/flowcharts of new processes etc
Categories (Focus areas):
collaboration and communication techniques
outstanding team work and global alliances
new sustainable approaches and
overall project achievement.
The above list is non-conclusive, please contact us, if your project focus area is not listed so we can review your entry proposal.
Client approval confirmation
We would appreciate your confirmation that you have client approval to share the project information and that ICPMA would have approval to share your entry on our webpage and our official social media channels.
A template has been created for guidance or to download and use. This is available as PDF and Powerpoint file.
Sending the overview in
Please email your submission with company and contact details of the submitting party to email@example.com before the due date with the subject line
ICPMA Awards 2023 (1) - your project title
We would like to invite the submitting party of the pre-selected entries to individual 30mins video-interviews with ICPMA representative(s) to enable both parties to get to know each other, making this a personal experience and to ask/clarify questions about the project.
The Judges might identify some 'deep dives' from the overview for the final submission video/ presentation.
The submission shall be a continuation of the overview, providing some further details as discussed / clarified in the interview. We would like to understand from you :
Please outline the following:
A short introduction: how did you learn about the ICPMA; what motivated you to submit your project and who your company is, what you do
Your Project overview & 'Focus area': with key drivers and motivation behind it (why are you doing it) and your project sector. Feel free to include your submitted project overview here.
Project strategy and complexity: how to achieve the desired objective, identifying work streams, layers of challenges - by setting out the methodologies/processes or advanced tools/techniques used. Potential 'deep dives' as discussed in the interview
Project result & lessons learnt : challenges overcome and potential further improvement/ refinement areas. Potential 'deep dives' as discussed in the interview
Your award-worthy contribution & differentiator
The format is free to chose; our preferred format would be a 2-3 mins video (to be sent by wetransfer or similar) or powerpoint presentation, however, we would also accept a written narrative. It is important to cover the above 5 points so that our experienced judging panel can review and understand your drivers, the reasons and the achievements presented.
Please wetransfer or email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org before the due date with the subject line
ICPMA Awards 2023 (3) - your project title
The awards will be announced as ICPMA Award in a particular focus area so there will be several winners on the night of our gala dinner!
For more information and your application please email email@example.com.
A ‘one-pager‘ project overview submission by 3rd March 2023 Extention to submit until 17th March 2023
Selection process and individual interviews with applicants in early April 2023
Submission of project achievements by either presentation, video or narrative by 12th May 2023
Award winners being announced at the conference‘s gala dinner on 19th June 2023 in Munich / Germany.
One-pager overview template (Powerpoint)
One-pager overview template (PDF)