Judging Process

The PMI Netherlands Project of the Year (POYA) Award judging process consists of a four-stage process leading to the selection of the winner. The Judging Process is overseen by Drake Morse and Kevin Eneje, who provide independent assurance of the process.


Stage 1: Nomination Process - Nominees and Nominators submit applications via our online application form for Project of the Year Award. See Application Form

Stage 2: Initial Eligibility Assessment - The Project of the Year team will assess each application against our standard eligibility criteria on the basis of their completed application form. See Eligibility Criteria


Stage 3: Judging to Short-List - The Judging Panel draws up a shortlist of up to three applicants that demonstrate the best candidates for the Project of the Year Award. The Judging Panel will nominate the finalists [Top 3] who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in Project Management.


Stage 4: Judging Final Selection and Announcement: Winner is announced during the End of Year Event for 2022. 


Judge Selection

Judging will be done by 5-8 Judges. The judges are selected in a manner that covers a wide range of seniority in delivering and overseeing projects across multiple industries. The judges are not required to be PMI Netherlands Chapter members.


Judges must meet the following criteria:

  • Have knowledge, skills and/or experience in delivering or sponsoring projects.
  • Have a passion for the delivery of exceptional project performance
  • All entries will be reviewed to ensure that eligibility are met then directed correctly in order to go forward to be judged granting that entries have been submitted in appropriate categories.
  • All judges will be issued with written instructions as it relates to scoring the entries. Judges score based one each entry their own experience and understanding of how organisations and individuals in the nominee's industry performed in the eligibility time frame.
  • Judges will be assigned categories based on experience, role and industry. Categories will be judged via an online portal issued with login details.