2018 Wideman Prize Competition – Ontario

Competition Overview

Wideman Education Foundation (WEF) is an inclusive community that promotes Project Management (PM) competencies and skills and connects individuals and organizations to the world of Project Management. The Foundation organizes a yearly competition that promotes Project Management skills amongst students.  Please see our video from last year’s event.

For 2018, the WEF Ontario Competition (WOC) is hosting full time University and Post-Secondary student teams in Toronto that have planned and executed a project! A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore clear scope and resources. It is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal.

Projects will be evaluated on how well you are able to incorporate Project Management principles, skills and execution. Each submission must have had a minimum duration of two months from initiation to closing. We are looking for a project in which you have had to assess the state of an art or created a business case, elaborate a plan defining scope, schedule, budget, stakeholders, and risks, as stated in the Project Management Institute (PMI) processes and knowledge areas. This project is not one typical school assignment but a unique endeavor with an objective and purpose. The competition will be evaluated by certified Project Management Professionals (PMP).

University and Post-secondary students who have completed a project between September 2017 and March 2018 are invited to participate in teams of 3-5 members. You will be representing your college or university in a Project Management competition worthy of praise, recognition and prizes. This is your chance to achieve something great in 2018!

How do you qualify to participate?

Teams 3 – 5 Members
Participants Full-time University or College Students
Projects Planned & Executed
Theme “Project Management: Giving back to the Community!”

When choosing a team, you may want to consider the following:

  • It is recommended that one individual on the team has experience in Project Management, enrolled in a PM Program or has taken a PM course.
  • The project should examine all knowledge areas: Integration, Scope, Scheduling, Cost, Quality, Resource, Communications, Procurement, and Stakeholder Management.
  • It is encouraged that you have a well-rounded team. Your team should include at least one member who is in their third or final year of their study.

Why should you participate in the competition?

Here are some of the benefits of participating in this competition:

  • Be affiliated with the organization, and build strong business contacts with Project Management Professionals.
  • Refine PM knowledge and gain valuable skills for future competitions.
  • The top three teams will be invited to a premium Project Management Institute (PMI) Toronto chapter event and recognized for their accomplishment!
  • The winning team will receive a cash prize and access to one of the largest Project Management conferences in Ontario.

How to participate:

Submit your Application Form to wefontario@widemaneducationfoundation.org by 11:59 pm on February 23rd, 2018. Teams accepted to the competition will be notified on or before February 26th, 2018 via email.

 Important Dates to Remember:

Dates Time Task
February 23, 2018 11:59 pm Deadline for application submission to WEF Ontario Competition.
February 26, 2018 11:59 pm Teams will be notified via email if they are accepted.


March 05, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Teams attend the Project Management Webinar.


March 09, 2018 11:59 pm Teams submit their Final Project Report.


March 24, 2018 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Final Round: Final presentations and winning teams will be announced.