2020 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 our inaugural year.

For 2020, the WEF Ontario Competition (WOC) is hosting full time University and Post-Secondary student teams that have planned and executed a project! A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end, 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 (an actual Deliverable!). 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 referenced in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). This project is not meant to be a “typical” academic assignment but a unique Business 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 2019 and March 2020 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 2020!

How do you qualify to participate?

Teams 3 – 5 Members
Participants Full-time University or College Students
Projects Planned & Executed
Theme “Project Management: Sustainable Development Goals” – Your Project needs to address one of the Sustainable Development Goals and explain why you’ve chosen it and what kind of impact it is designed to create.

 

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:

  • The winning team will receive up to a $4,200 Grand Prize of cash and passes to the largest gathering of Project Manager in Canada!
  • The top three teams will be invited to a premium Toronto Chapter event and recognized for their accomplishment!
  • Be affiliated with the organization and build strong business contacts with Project Management Professionals.
  • Refine PM knowledge and gain valuable skills for future competitions.

 How to participate:

Submit your Application Form by 11:59 pm on February 21st, 2020. Teams accepted to the competition will be notified on or before February 25th, 2020 via email.

 Important Dates to Remember:

Dates Time Task
February 21st, 2020 11:59 pm Deadline for application submission to WEF Ontario Competition
February 25th, 2020 11:59 pm Teams will be notified via email if they are accepted
March 9th, 2020 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Q&A Webinar on Project Management & Competition
March 20th, 2020 11:59 pm Teams submit their Final Project Report
March 28th, 2020 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Final presentations and winning teams will be announced

 The Final Round will be hosted at the Ted Rogers School of Management in downtown Toronto.

Email us if you have any questions: wefontario@widemaneducationfoundation.org