The largest and most prestigious global award for PMOs, Projects, and PMO professionals.

The 2021 PMO Global Awards Stages

Nomination Stage

Jan 1st to May 15th

Choose the category and award that interest you or your organization, submit the application, and send the nomination package.

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Evaluation Stage

Jun 15th to Sep 31st

In this stage, nominees will be evaluated by the Judging Committee, composed of 450+ members, representing 120+ countries.

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Celebration Stage

Nov 12th

The winners will be announced and honored at the Awards Ceremony.

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Feedback Stage

Nov 15th to Dec 31st

PMO Category's nominees will receive an individual report with the Judging Committee's feedback and improvement recommendations.

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Applications will close on April 30th, 2023

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The Leadership Category is the PMO Global Awards category that annually acknowledges PMO Leaders around the World for their outstanding performance.

Five Awards are given in this category:

The Nomination Package of the Leadership Category Awards consists of brief questions that must be answered by the nominee, providing the necessary information for the evaluation process.

  • World PMO Leader of the Year Award
  • Africa PMO Leader of the Year Award
  • Asia-Pacific PMO Leader of the Year Award
  • Europe PMO Leader of the Year Award
  • The Americas PMO Leader of the Year Award 



Submitting your application is the first step to participating in the PMO Global Awards.

The first part of the application process consists of a simple form, which will collect some basic information necessary for the Organizing Committee to verify your eligibility.

By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to all PMO Global Awards rules and procedures.

Within five working days after submitting the form, you will receive a message from the Organizing Committee notifying you if it is accepted.

After acceptance, we will send you a brief questionnaire and you will be able to perform the second part of the application process, submitting your Nomination Package at any time by May 31st.

After submitting the questionnaire, in up to five days, the Organizing Committee will verify the file and confirm its acceptance, or request adjustments and new submission.

Therefore, we suggest that the Nomination Package's sending be done in advance of the May 31st deadline. This way, there will be enough time for the Organizing Committee to request adjustments, and for the applicant to implement them before resubmitting the Nomination Package.



Nominees must be at least 30 years old.

Only individuals with a minimum of a total of eight-year PMO or Project Management leadership experience can be nominated.

The nominee must be working regularly as a PMO Leader in the last 12 months, considering the date of submission of the application.

PMO Global Alliance affiliation is not required for nominees.

Directors, Heads, Managers, Coordinators, or any other leadership position can be considered PMO Leaders.

Consultants are not eligible for this category.




The Regional Winners (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas) will be announced on September 1st, 2023, and will become the finalists of the 2023 World PMO Leader of the Year Award.

The 2023 World PMO Leader of the Year Award Winner will be announced at a virtual ceremony that will be held in November 2023.




This criterion evaluates the nominee’s journey, analyzing his/her career in terms of consistency and the path that made the nominee become an outstanding PMO Leader.
Weight: 10%



This criterion evaluates how the nominee has been consistently acting as a true PMO Influencer in the last 24 months, inspiring the PMO community, providing valuable contributions to professionals and organizations.
Weight: 20%%



This criterion evaluates the technical quality of the nominee’s contributions in the last 24 months.
Weight: 15%%



This criterion evaluates what innovative contributions the nominee has provided to the PMO community in the last 24 months.
Weight: 15%%



This criterion evaluates how much the nominee actively works to create an engaged PMO community in his/her country and in the World.
Weight: 15%



This criterion evaluates the impact of the nominee’s actions, words, and ideas in the PMO community and how much the community recognizes the importance of his/her contributions.
Weight: 20%



  • The evaluation process is exclusively online. Judges will watch materials to select the best nominees, considering the established criteria.

  • In the Qualifying Stage, the nominees will be evaluated individually by different groups of judges. In the Final Stage, the three finalists of each Award will be evaluated comparatively (pairwise comparison), and the best performer will be appointed as the winner.

  • If there is a tie in the consolidation of the judges’ results, a new judge will be assigned until the winner can be defined.

  • The Judges’ evaluations must be as objective as possible and will be performed based on criteria, supporting the identification of which nominees have an outstanding performance.

  • Judging Committee Members allocation will be defined by drawing. To avoid any conflict of interest, judges cannot evaluate nominees from the countries they are representing or from their countries of birth.

  • The evaluation process is strictly technical and there is no political or any other non-technical aspect that may influence or change the evaluation results. The Judging Committee decisions are final and cannot be disputed by the competitors.

  • The evaluation process and its scores are proprietary to PMO Global Alliance and will not be disclosed to anyone, except to the Auditing Committee, composed of Judging Committee Members from the same home countries of the finalists that will be able to verify all the detailed information of the final evaluations, ensuring the reliability of the evaluation process.

  • All applications and documents must be completed in the English language (Business English) since they will be evaluated by an international Judging Committee who may not be familiar with acronyms and terms from your organization, industry, or country.
  • The Nominee must obtain all permissions of use from his/her organization before submitting the Nomination Package.
  • Submitting the Nomination Package, the nominee grants PMO Global Alliance the non-exclusive right to use any submitted materials for any business-related purpose, including making the materials available for the community in our websites, press releases, and other marketing and promotional materials, including but not limited to video presentations.
  • If the nominee is one of the finalists, he/she have to agree that the PMO Global Awards glass trophies are offered at no cost by the PMO Global Alliance. However, the finalists must provide the shipping service at their own expense.
  • Finalists can use their own shipping contracts or reimburse the PMO Global Alliance for these costs.
  • The trophies will be shipped with DHL from the PMO Global Alliance operations office, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Based on previous editions' experiences, it is expected that the shipping service will not exceed 300 USD.
  • PMO Global Alliance will not reimburse any expense for assembling the Nomination Package, for any materials that may need to be created, or for any expense related to the Awards Ceremony, the conference that will host it, or trophies shipping services.

  • PMO Global Alliance reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a participant is or has become ineligible for the award.

  • PMO Global Alliance reserves the right to accept or reject applications and Nomination Packages; make or cancel an award, or change deadlines as circumstances dictate, always aiming to promote the PMO Global Awards quality and benefit the global PMO community.

  • PMO Global Alliance reserves the right to rescind an award if it is discovered that any information submitted is false or misleading.

  • Participants, finalists, and winners will be publicized through PMO Global Alliance (and its partners) communication channels and external media. Participants may also coordinate additional publicity with PMO Global Alliance.



The Nomination Package of the Individual Category Awards consists of brief questions that must be answered by the nominee, providing the necessary information for the analysis of the evaluation process.