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  Following very successful competitions in 2008, 2009 and 2011, the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong (SCLHK) is pleased to invite entries for its fourth paper-writing competition.

The SCLHK prize is open to anyone with an interest in construction law in Hong Kong. Entries will be accepted from members and non-members, including people who are not resident in the region, provided their papers are of particular relevance to SCLHK’s members.

1st    HK$25,000.00 2nd HK$12,500.00 Commendations may also be given

All entries must be received by: 31st October 2012


  • All prize winners, including those receiving commendations will also receive one year’s free membership of SCLHK (upon completing a membership application form).
  • SCLHK reserves the right at its discretion not to award any prize.
  • Late entries will not be accepted. SCLHK reserves the right to extend the closing date for entries.
  • SCLHK reserves the right to publish the winning entries.
  • Copyright will be held jointly by the author and SCLHK.
  • Must be the author’s original work and must not have been or subsequently be submitted to any other publication or competition.
  • Each entry must be submitted by e-mail and must be accompanied by a completed and signed SCLHK Prize 2012 Entry Form. Any paper submitted without a completed Entry Form will not be considered.

Paper Requirements
  • Must be a minimum length of 4,000 words and maximum length of 6,000 words (including footnotes) and must be in English.
  • May be on any topic which is of interest to the Hong Kong construction industry (In judging entries, SCLHK will look for original ideas and practical application of the content of papers to the construction industry).
  • Entries, identifiable only by the paper title should be submitted as an attachment to an e-mail in pdf format. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the paper of the pdf file.

Past Winners
2011 Keith Keown “Is Hong Kong Ready for the NEC”

2009 Donald Charrett “The Engineer is dead. Long live the engineer!”

2008 Edward McMullen “Love my Tender? The risk of non-reciprocation remains, but do submitted tenders need to be considered fairly?



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