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Members under 40: your chance to win a free trip to China!

Monday, 11 March 2013  
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) established the PAQS - Iwata Foundation for the purpose of promoting the QS profession and the professional development of young quantity surveyors in the PAQS region.  Therefore, the Foundation is now sponsoring an international essay competition for young members from PAQS member countries.


The competition winner will receive travel, accommodation and full registration for their attendance at the next PAQS Annual Congress which will be held in Xian, People’s Republic of China from 18-21 May 2013.             

The winning entrant will be invited to observe the pre-congress PAQS Board meetings and take part in official social networking functions.

Entries for the competition are now being accepted and will close on Saturday 30 March 2013. Properly completed essays should be emailed to the PAQS Secretariat at 

Entries will be judged by a PAQS-Iwata Foundation panel who will announce the result by 26 April 2013. The panel’s decision is final.

The topic for the essay competition is: 

"Construction Information – Cornerstone of Value Management”

Click here to download the rules of the competition.