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Inspiring Bold Leaders for a Sustainable Future

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OPMC is inspired by

The Wideman Education Foundation (WEF)
OPMC is presented by

Project Management Institute (PMI): Toronto Chapter

 


About the Competition

The Ontario Project Management Competition (OPMC) is inspired by a competition in Vancouver founded by the Wideman Education Foundation (WEF) - an inclusive community that promotes project management competences, skills, and opportunities within the Project Management world to students. OPMC aims to bring the same benefits of this competition to youth and students here in Ontario. Please see this video from our very first competition.

OPMC 2022 marks the 6th year to host College and University student teams that have planned and delivered a project!

Projects will be evaluated on two key elements:

Each submission must have had a minimum duration of two months from ideation to delivery. Eligible projects for this competition are not meant to resemble a “typical” academic assignment, but a unique business endeavor that fosters social good within local or global communities. 

 

 

Rules and Eligibility

The competition will be evaluated by accredited project professionals

Participants who have completed a project between January 2021 and March 2022 are invited to compete 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 2022!

 

Teams

3 – 5 Members

Important: Subject matter experts such as your professor or mentor are not considered a student team member for this competition.

Participants
  • Full-time College and University Students
  • Must be over 18 years of age.
  • Must be a resident of Ontario or a student attending a College or University in Ontario on a Student Visa.
  • Must sign image release form to be used for future OPMC Marketing.
ProjectsThe proposed project must be planned and executed by March 4, 2022. Minimum duration of two months from ideation to execution.
Theme

'Project Management: Sustainable Development Goals”

Your Project must address one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and explain why you’ve chosen it and what kind of impact it was designed to create.

17 Sustainable Development Goals Topics:

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water And Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life Below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the Goals
Final ProductMust be submitted as a PDF to OPMC@pmitoronto.ca
Application DeadlineFriday, February 11th, 2022 by 11:59pm
Team AcceptanceTeams accepted in the competition will be notified on or before February 18th, 2022 via email
Final AnnouncementFinal presentations and winning teams will be announced on Saturday, March 26th, 2022.
Prizes and Student Benefits
  • $4,200 in cash and prizes for the winning team.
  • The competition prize will be awarded based on the judgement from a panel of accredited project professionals.
PlagiarismPreviously published works are not admissible and will be grounds for disqualification.
Exclusions
  • Those affiliated with the judges are excluded from participating in the competition.
  • Any persons directly employed or otherwise with PMIT or WEF are excluded from participating.

 

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*The Ontario Project Management Competition (OPMC) is a promoter of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Prize and Student Benefits

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

  • The winning team will receive a Grand Prize of up to $4,200 in cash and prizes.
  • Passes to the largest Project Management conferences in North America.
  • The top three teams will be invited to a premium Toronto Chapter event and recognized for their accomplishment!
  • Be affiliated with PMI Toronto.
  • Build strong business contacts with Project Management Professionals.
  • Refine PM knowledge and gain valuable skills for future competitions.
Choosing a Team

It is recommended that one individual on your team has experience in Project Management, enrolled in a PM Program or has taken a PM course.

How to Apply?

Submit your Application Form by 11:59 pm on February 11th, 2022. Teams accepted in the competition will be notified on or before February 18th, 2022 via email.

Important Dates

Dates Time Task

November 3rd, 2021

See PMI Event Calendar for details

OPMC 2022 Info Session #1 

January 13th, 2022

See PMI Event Calendar for details

OPMC 2022 Info Session #2 

February 11th, 2022

11:59 pm

Application Deadline

February 18th, 2022

11:59 pm

Teams are notified via email if they are accepted

February 22nd, 2022

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Q&A Webinar on competition details regarding report and presentation expectations

March 4th, 2022

11:59 pm

Teams submit their Final Project Report

March 18th, 2022

11:59pm

Teams submit their Final Project Presentations.

March 26th, 2022

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Competition Day – teams will present to a panel of experienced PMP judges and winning teams will be announced

The Final Round will be hosted online via Cisco WebEx platform.

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Contact Information

Email us if you have any questions: OPMC@pmitoronto.ca