Young PM of the Year


Application deadline is 30 June 2016

aw_AA_individual_poster_coverAbout the category

The IPMA Young Project Manager Award is awarded annually to recognize and motivate young professional project managers around the world. It recognizes rising talent in the project and program management industries by honoring young project managers for their accomplishments early in their careers. These
honorees have demonstrated invaluable impact to both their profession and their companies, and are on the fast track to becoming influential project leaders on an international scale. 

Who may apply?

The IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year is open to project managers aged between 18 to 35 at the time of applying; project professionals who have worked or are currently working on a project for at least six months. 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.

Photo_Amila_AluthwalaBeing awarded as the IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year in 2015 is once in a life time achievement for me which elevate me and my team to a greater heights within the company. On the other hand, IPMA being one of the largest Project Management body in the world, gives an international level accreditation to me and my employer which even appreciated at state level. Therefore I would like to invite all project management professionals in the world to showcase their good work at IPMA Awards which definitely add value in their respective careers.” Amila Aluthwala, Sri Lanka- Award Winner 2015


“Winning the 2014 IPMA Young Project Manager Award is certainly a great recognition for me and my teams. This has not only contributed in elevating my career but has also branded my company with a great honour. The IPMA is the world’s largest professional project management body, so this is recognition on an international scale. I would strongly encourage project management professionals to apply for the award and get internationally recognised.” Mehmood Alam, UK- Award Winner 2014

Special benefit:

Finalists and the winner of the international award will receive a financial sponsorship package to attend the IPMA Global Young Crew Workshop in Porto in September 2016.

aw_PM_YPM_coverApplication process and procedures:

The selection for the International level of the award will take place in July 2016. Among all participants, only the one with all the documentation filled as guidelines requirements will enter the second round of selection, scheduled between June and July 2016. The names of the top three finalists will be announced mid July.  Find more details about the award at

The IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year will be awarded during the Young Crew Gala Dinner.

Enter your submission via the new online registration form.