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:

  1. One pager overview

  2. Individual short interviews with ICPMA representatives to discuss project entry and clarify questions

  3. 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 location/address

  • 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

Focus areas:

  1. technical innovations

  2. collaboration and communication techniques

  3. outstanding team work and global alliances

  4. new sustainable approaches and

  5. overall awardworthy 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.

Sending the overview in

Please email your submission with company and contact details of the submitting party to before the due date with the subject line

ICPMA Awards 2023 (1) - your project title

(2) Interviews

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.

(3) Submission

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:

  1. Project objective: key drivers with reasons/motivation behind it (why are you doing it)

  2. Project strategy: how to achieve the desired objective and project complexity (if applicable), identifying work streams, levels, layers of challenges

  3. 'Focus area': by setting out the methodologies/processes or advanced tools/techniques used

  4. Project result: challenges overcome and project objective achieved (how)

  5. Lessons learnt and potential further improvement/ refinement areas


The format is free to chose and could be in the form of a video (to be sent by wetransfer or similar), a powerpoint presentation or a narrative/PDF with words and images/ plans. It could also be a combination of the above as long as the above 5 points are covered.

Please wetransfer or email your submission to before the due date with the subject line

ICPMA Awards 2023 (3) - your project title

Awards Announcement

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


  • A ‘one-pager‘ project overview submission by 3rd March 2023

  • Selection process and individual interviews with applicants in March 2023

  • Submission of project achievements by either presentation, video or narrative by 28th April 2023

  • Award winners being announced at the conference‘s gala dinner on 19th June 2023 in Munich / Germany.