Call for Applications for 2014 IPMA Young Project Manager Award


Reported by Kasia Pachuta in Kraków

30 May 2014 – Kraków, Poland – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced its Call for Applications for the 2014 IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year. All applications are due for submission by 18th July 2014 for consideration. The IPMA Young Crew initiative is renowned for being the world’s most vibrant and engaging network for young and emerging project management professionals. In collaboration with IPMA, Young Crew announces the call for nominations for the 2014 edition of its globally acclaimed IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year Award.

140530-pmwj23-young-IMAGEIn 2013, the Young Project Manager Award became part of IPMA Achievement Awards and is now named Young Project Manager of the Year. The IPMA Achievement Awards are new within the portfolio of IPMA awards, providing the opportunity for industry recognition, at both the project and individual level.

The Young Crew is a community of seasoned professionals who passionately promote the very essence of project management as a practice and process across all sectors of industry.  As an initiative the Young Crew is extremely keen in actively supporting the development of project leaders within the project management domain.

This award gives an insight into the rapidly increasing number of dynamic young professionals who have embraced project management as a profession, which has evidently resulted in a rapidly growing number of both emerging and young project managers worldwide. The award is aimed at recognizing the laudable achievements of young project professionals who have participated in or led the successful delivery of outstanding projects – projects with outcomes that have had a remarkable effect towards service delivery, business transformation and likewise social change.

The IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year is open to project managers aged between 18 to 35 at the time of applying. The criteria for evaluation of the award is based upon the ICB (IPMA Competence Baseline), and finalists will be chosen based upon the strength of their overall competence development. Members and non-members of IPMA are eligible to apply.

Finalists and the winner of the award will each receive a financial sponsorship package to attend the 28th IPMA World Congress and Young Crew Workshop in Rotterdam, Netherlands during 26th September – 01st October 2014.

Round one of the application for the 2014 IPMA Young Project Manager Award will be accepted until midnight, July 18, 2014 CEST.

What steps you need to take:

  • submit application free of charge
  • present your achievement to the international panel of judges
  • prepare yourself to participate in the IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam

DATES TO NOTE:  Application due date: 18th July 2014.

Applicants will be notified of their application status and for further steps for consideration of the award in July. Finalists for this year’s award will be selected by 1st September 2014. 

For more information please contact the IPMA Award Office at [email protected]. 

For more information please visit: www.ipma.ch/awards or contact the IPMA Award Office at [email protected] or [email protected] .

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) was the world’s first project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national PM societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA offers an International Competence Baseline standard, a four-level project manager certification, expert seminars and global knowledge.  IPMA’s annual world congress is one of the most important meetings of the world’s project management experts and leaders each year.  The president of IPMA for 2013 is Prof Mladen Radujkovic.  Additional information about IPMA is available at www.ipma.ch

Source: IPMA