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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 based on a yearly competition hosted by the Wideman Education Foundation (WEF) - an inclusive community that promotes Project Management (PM) competences, skills, and opportunities within the Project Management world to students. Please see this video from our very first competition.

For 2021, OPMC will be hosting a virtual competition for College and University student teams that have planned and delivered a project!

Projects will be evaluated on how well Project Management principles are demonstrated. Each submission must have had a minimum duration of two months from ideation to completion. This project is not meant to be a “typical” academic assignment but a unique Business endeavour with an objective and purpose. A project is temporary with a clear scope that is defined from beginning to end. The project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. 

Apply Here for the

OPMC Competition by Friday, February 19th, 2021

 

Rules and Eligibility

The competition will be evaluated by certified Project Management Professionals (PMP). 

Participants who have completed a project between September 2020 and March 2021 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 2021!

 

Teams

3 – 5 Members

Participants
  • College and University Students
  • Must be over 18 years of age.
  • You need to be a resident of Ontario or a student attending a College or University in Ontario on a Student Visa.
  • Must sign an image release form to be used for future OPMC Marketing
ProjectsProposed project must complete all 5 Process Groups including “Closing” a project before teams submit their report on the deadline of March 12, 2021.
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.

7 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 19th, 2021 at 11:59 pm
Team AcceptanceTeams accepted in the competition will be notified on or before February 26th, 2021 via email
Final AnnouncementFinal presentations and winning teams will be announced on March 27th at 5:30 pm
Prizes and Student Benefits
  • The Grand Prize of up to $4,200 in cash and prizes will be allocated equally among each team member
  • The competition prize will be awarded based on the judgement from a panel of certified Project Management Professionals (PMP)
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 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, Risk, Procurement, and Stakeholder Management.
  • It is encouraged that you have a well-rounded team. 

How to Apply?

Submit your Application Form by 11:59 pm on February 19th, 2021. Teams accepted in the competition will be notified on or before February 26th, 2021 via email.

Important Dates

Dates Time Task
 Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Q&A Information Session – reserve your spot here
 Friday, February 19th, 2021 11:59 pm Application Deadline for OPMC 2021 - apply here
 Friday, February 26th, 2021 11:59 pm Teams will be notified via email if they are accepted
 Monday, March 1st, 2021 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Q&A Webinar on competition details regarding report and presentation expectations
 Friday, March 12th, 2021 11:59 pm Teams submit their Final Project Report
 Friday, March 19th, 2021 11:59 pm Teams submit their Final Project Presentations
 Saturday, March 27th, 2021 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