Last edited 16 Dec 2020

ARCHIVE How to enter CIOB competition

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  1. Property development.
  2. Construction law.
  3. Building project management.
  4. Building design.
  5. Construction.

How to enter

If you want to, you can create a 'page about me' that tells other people who you are and how to get in touch with you. If you don't create a 'page about me', you must leave 'Enable e-mail from other users' ticked on your 'my preferences' page, otherwise we will have no way of contacting you.

Writing style

  • Choose an 'encyclopaedic' subject - something factual.
  • Use a neutral writing style, never use the words ‘I’ or ‘we’. Treat your article as if it's for an encyclopaedia or Wikipedia. Have a look at our quick style guide for more information.
  • Identify quotes clearly. Put a number in brackets after quotes (1) and then reference the sources at the end of the article (1) Ref...........
  • We strongly recommend that you ask someone else to proof-read your article.

Using the text editor

  • Keep your formatting simple. This is a website, not a full-on word processor. Stick to simple headings, plain text, bulleted lists and numbered lists.
  • You can write your article in another application (such as Word) and paste it into the wiki, but make sure the formatting is very simple, or paste it as plain text (click on the 'paste as plain' text button) and then format it.


  1. Accuracy and thoroughness of research.
  2. Usefulness to other people.
  3. Clarity of writing.
  4. Adoption of an encyclopaedic writing style.
  5. Compliance with the rules set out on this page and in the terms and conditions.
  • The winner and commended entries will be announced in June 2013.


Any enquiries should be emailed to uk [email protected]uk.

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