IPMA Global Project Excellence Award

Large-& Mega-sized projects

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Since 2002
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Award Categories

Large- and Mega-sized Projects

Global Project Excellence Award

Awards for projects and programmes presenting awards to teams that display and can prove great achievements in project and programme management. Projects compete within smiliar categories and are judged individually based on an Application Report and Site Visit.
Categories open to all types of projects:
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Large-Sized Projects
with a bugdet < € 200 million
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Mega-Sized Projects
with a bugdet > € 200 million
Step 1
Take part in a webinar or a training
A one-hour marketing webinar describing the IPMA, the Global Project Excellence Awards and awards process. This webinar is organised for a broad audience and can also be organised on an in-company basis on request. We also offer 3-day training for potential assessors or for applicants who want to prepare themselves to participate in the assessment process. 

Related Events

Country: South Africa
Town: Cape Town
Event type: IPMA Global Awards Gala
Event pricing: 120 €
Organisers: IPMA & IPMA South Africa
Submit the Application Form
Deadline: 15 May 2024
Presented projects must fulfill the definition of a project described in IPMA ICB version 4.0. The applicant project must be completed within the last 24 months before the Award application. A winning project will be one that demonstrates, through narratives, documentary and collected evidence during interviews about excellence and/or innovation in the application of project management.
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Submit the Application Report
Deadline: 6 June 2024
The submitted Application Report is assessed by a team of qualified assessors. Based on the Application Report, the assessors carry out an assessment individually on the basis of the IPMA Project Excellence Model® as well as together write up a first report for the judges.
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Participate in the Site Visit
Deadline: 09-12 September 2024
At the Site Visit assessment team gathers additional information. Interviews with important stakeholders and a study of relevant documents are carried out and the assessment team prepares the second report for the judges. More than one Site Visit location is possible only after consent by the IPMA Awards PMO and the PE Assessment Team.
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Receive notification about Judges decision
Deadline: 7 October 2024
An international team of judges consisting of experienced project managers from the private and public sector, past winners and sponsors, analyse the assessment teams intermediate and final results and decides which applicants qualify as Finalist. In a second meeting, the team of judges decides which Finalists are awarded a Bronze, Silver and Gold award in the different categories
Step 6
Participate in the IPMA Global Awards Ceremony
Deadline: 29 November 2024
The winners are announced at the IPMA Global Awards Gala event. All finalists are also invited to participate in several events organised during the Conference: the Awards Winners Club, a Feedback session, the Awards Market place where they can present their organisation, project and results and network with other prestigious global Project Managers.

Related Events

Country: South Africa
Town: Cape Town
Organisers: IPMA & IPMA South Africa
Step 7
Receive the Feedback Report
Deadline: 15 December 2024
All applicant organisations receive a Feedback Report from the assessment team containing a description of the decision taken by the team of judges and a description of the strengths and areas for improvement for each of the IPMA Project Excellence Model criteria

What's next?

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€ 4000,00*


Large-sized Projects

with a budget € 50 - 200 million

Mega-sized Projects

with a budget > € 200 million

Application Fee Includes

Written application and site based judging process

The Award application fee should be paid on the website: IPMA SHOP.Finalists are offered one pre-paid IPMA World Congress and Gala ticket and an entry to the IPMA Awards Winners Club.

* In the Large- and Mega-sized Projects categories the Application Fee does not cover the cost of the Assessment Team Site Visit.

In case the application is withdrawn, you are required to cover:

20% of the application fee if the Application Report has not yet been submitted to the Awards PMO
100% of the application fee if the Application Report has been submitted to the Awards PMO.


Express your interest

    Apply for the Award

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      Large- & Mega- Sized projects
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        IPMA standards

        IPMA Global Project Excellence Award is based on the the IPMA Project Excellence Baseline

        Wall of Fame

        Get to know our finalists, their projects and achievements, thanks to which they stood on the stage.
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        Sarvak Azar Engineering and Development Co. (SAED)
        IPMA PE Mega-Sized project 2021 Gold Winner
        The process of participation in the International Project Management Award was a journey for us teemed with uniquely-enriching experiences on the never-ending path of excellence. On this path and especially on assessment days, not only we were blessed with the opportunity of getting familiar with some of the world-class professionals, but also we were provided with the chance to fathom out a significant part of our strengths and areas of improvement from the vantage point of the international assessors that would be like the North Star for our futuristic strides on the ascending route of organizational maturity. For the first time in the history of Iranian companies, we managed to win a gold medal in the most challenging category of the IPMA competition whereby we showed that the spirit of excellence had become an intrinsic element of the professional character of all members of SAED. Moreover, we learned that the path to excellence was an endless road. We are very grateful to IPMA for providing us with this opportunity. We are firmly determined to continue interaction with this very professional entity in order to gain new experiences and knowledge from it and share unique experiences gained from the implementation of Iranian projects with it.
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        Sterlite Power Transmission Limited
        IPMA PE Mega-Sized project 2021 Bronze Winner
        “We are excited to get this global recognition from IPMA for three years in a row. This is a testimony to our project excellence where we strive to deliver complex projects on time, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety. Such recognition will encourage us further to continue our endeavours to integrate clean and green energy to the national grid, and make access to reliable power a reality for all.” - Pratik Agarwal, MD
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        Sberbank of Russia
        IPMA PE Large-Sized project 2021 Gold Winner
        In a such difficult epidemiological situation our main priority was to ensure the safety of the team while maintaining the quality and speed of the project being implemented. The award we received indicates that we have managed to achieve this goal. At the same time, inspired by the high assessment, we continue to work on new projects.
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        Mr. Min Yao
        China Enegry Shenning Group Co. Ltd, Silver Winners 2019
        We are very grateful to be invited to participate in IPMA Global Project Excellence Awards 2019 to share and learn from each other on the experience, technology, knowledge. Just the same as the greatest Chinese Philosopher, Confucius told us "there is always something to learn when we walk together".
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        Mr. Widjaja S Sumarjadi
        PT Tripatra Engineers and Constructors, Prize Winner 2012
        This achievement is not an end result; it will be the starting point of our continuous improvement process so that we can complete the project with better quality in the future.
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        Mr. Jean-Michel Reix
        Thales Alenia Space, Gold Winner 2014
        This recognition in the management field by a an international organisation is very important and contributes to our image towards our Customer. It confirms our company management capabilities in a complex project getting an additional reference for future bids.
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        Mr. Riccardo Fabbri
        GE Oil & Gas, Gold Winner 2014
        Applying for the Award has been an intense learning and benchmarking experience, which resulted in significant recognition. If you are motivated to having the opportunity to influence your organisation and growing in self awareness, then IPMA will give you a boost (key).

        About IPMA Global Awards.

        Did you know that…


        Awards PMO operates for 75 countries
        All Awards processes are run by two people - based in Poland, but supported by the IPMA Management Services


        billion euro
        Is a budget of the all finalists’ projects in the IPMA Global Project Excellence Awards in 2021


        PE Awards Assessor performed more than 860 times in their role
        PE Award is the most complex international initiative for project evaluation, exchange of experiences, opportunities for learning and continuous improvement, as well as projects recognition


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