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Purpose

NCMA's Advancing Professionals Award (formerly the NCMA Top Professionals Under 40 in Contract Management Award) was established in 2012 to recognize the rising stars in the contract management profession under the age of 40. These professionals, who are the future of contract management, come from the ranks of academia, government, and industry. Winners are known as up-and-coming performers and future leaders in the contract management profession and in NCMA.

Eligibility

  • The nominee will come from the contract management profession and must be under the age of 40 as of June 1 of the current year.
  • Self-nominations are allowed (see nomination package).
  • Nominees do not have to be a current NCMA member.
  • Selectees must authorize NCMA to use their name, address (city and state) and/or photograph, any taped appearance or interview, in perpetuity, in connection with this award in any media now known or hereafter developed without compensation.
  • Previous winners of this award are not eligible for this award in future years.
  • NCMA staff, NCMA National Officers and the members of the Board of Directors and award selection team are not eligible for this award.

Award Presentation


The award will be presented at one of NCMA's live events. Winners will be responsible for paying for 
any travel costs associated with receiving the award. Winner(s) will receive:
  • Plaque.
  • One year’s membership to NCMA.
  • Recognition in Contract Management magazine.

Nomination Package

Nominations must be submitted to awards@ncmahq.org no later than June 1. The nominations package must include the application form and a copy of the nominee's professional résumé. Self-nominations must also include two letters of recommendation. Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered.

Evaluation Process

All nominations will be sent to a review team for evaluation. Each nomination will be reviewed and rated by at least two members of the review team and awarded points based on the evaluation criteria. Each applicant can receive a score of up to 50 points from each reviewer.  

Each nomination will be reviewed and rated by at least two members of the Awards & Honors Working Group, and awarded points based on the evaluation criteria. Each applicant can receive a score of up to 50 points from each reviewer.

Final decisions will be made by August 31.

Evaluation Criteria


Candidates will receive a score of 1 – 10 for each of the following criteria, for a total potential score of 50:

1. Professional development (education, training, etc.)
2. Innovation and achievement (challenging situations, complex programs, etc.)
3. Leadership and influence (training and motivating others, mentoring, etc.)
4. Clear vision to shape future of profession
5. Contribution to profession and impact with NCMA