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Deadline 31 May 2020

Selection Process
Nomination Form 
Past Awards

For additional information:


2018 Winner
Michael R. Thomas, PE, LEED AP ND, PMP
T&M Associates



The PMINJ Project Manager of the Year (PMOY) Award recognizes and honors a PMINJ Chapter Project Manager for their skills and accomplishments in the execution of a project and the advancement of the project management profession. PMINJ believes Project Managers bring “true” value to an organization and are often the catalyst in bringing positive change to an organization.


Selection Process

  • Nominee shall be a member of the PMINJ Chapter in good standing
  • A nominee may be submitted for the following:
    • a successful project lead by the project manager and completed in 2019, or
    • an outstanding achievement in the field of project management completed in 2019
  • Nominee shall be willing to provide detailed information concerning the project or the outstanding achievement
  • Nominee shall ensure there are no restrictions on the use of submitted information and permission has been obtained for the use of any copyrighted materials
  • Nominee shall NOT be a member of the PMINJ Board
  • Self-Nominating is NOT permitted

  • The Nominator will complete the Nomination Form and send via email to
  • The PMINJ Director-Project Awards or designee will contact the nominator to confirm receipt and eligibility of the nomination package.
  • A panel of three judges, including the PMINJ Director-Project Awards, will review all the submitted applications and select 3 finalists to continue to the next step.
  • The final evaluation process will consist of telephone interviews of the top 3 nominees.
  • The PMINJ panel will submit their individual scores to the Director-Project Awards for final tabulation.
  • Based on the tabulation, a nominee will be selected as the PMOY winner. A runner-up Project Manager may or may not be selected as an Honorable Mention.
  • The Director will notify the PMOY winner(s) at the conclusion of the evaluation process.
  • The nominations, evaluation process and scores are proprietary to PMINJ and will not be disclosed to nominators or nominees.
  • If none of the nominees reflect the level of achievement expected, PMINJ reserves the right not to present an award.

Some of the items that the evaluators are looking for include:

  • Complete Nomination Form in its entirety, along with any supplementary documentation.
  • PMINJ is looking for PMs with a unique project management “story” that demonstrates creativity and innovation in advancing the project management profession.
  • An outstanding achievement in the field or project management. Examples: benefits to the economy, academia, society or NJ community.
  • Demonstrated project management leadership skills and the ability to overcome adversity.




  • One PMOY award will be presented at the PMINJ IPM Day on 05 Nov 2020. PMINJ will provide a complementary registration to the IPM Day event for the winner.
  • In addition, one Honorable Mention PMOY may or may not be selected.  PMINJ will provide one complementary registration to the IPM Day event for the Honorable Mention PMOY.
  • The PMINJ Pulse Newsletter shall feature the winning PMOY. Press releases shall be made to external media for the presentation of the award. The recipient may also coordinate additional publicity with PMINJ in coordination with the presentation event.

  • 31 May 2020 – Deadline for Nomination Forms
  • July 2020 – Winner will be announced
  • 05 Nov 2020 – PMOY Award will be presented at the PMINJ IPM Day

Deliverables - send to

  • Nominations must be sent electronically and must be received no later than 31 May 2020.
  • Nominator must ensure there are no restrictions on the use of submitted information and permission has been obtained for the use of copyrighted materials included in the package.

Nomination Form

Past Awards

PMINJ Project of the Year Nomination Form and Guidelines
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