CMI management articles of the year rules

  1. For the purposes of the award, a management and leadership article is one that, in the opinion of the CMI’s Academic Advisory Council, falls within the judging criteria for articles entered into the competition.
  2. To be eligible for the competition, entries must be articles of no more than 2,500 words based upon sound research and written in English or English translation by an academic accredited to a UK university or business school.  
  3. For the purposes of this competition the key purpose of management and leadership is to provide direction, gain commitment, facilitate change and achieve results through the efficient, creative and responsible deployment of people and other resources.
  4. The content of entries should fall within the spectrum of the six broad areas of the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership, given below:
    - Managing self and personal skills
    - Providing direction
    - Facilitating change
    - Working with people
    - Using resources
    - Achieving results
  5. Each article can only be entered into one of the competition categories that will be from time to time determined by the competition organisers. For each article entered, authors must complete an online entry form.
  6. Articles may be submitted as Word or PDF documents.
  7. The author must comply with the Terms and Conditions for submission of articles to the CMI web site.
  8. Articles will be made available to CMI’s membership for review and rating for a designated period, the length of which will be determined by CMI.
  9. The five articles attracting the highest mean rating scores from CMI members in a given period of assessment will be declared as a shortlist for final judging.
  10. The overall winner from these five will be declared by CMI.
  11. The five top articles will be published in a CMI report for wider circulation.
  12. The author of the overall winner of the CMI Management Article of the Year will receive a prize of £1,000.  Only one prize is awarded and will be equally shared between joint authors.
  13. Authors submitting entries for CMI Management Articles of the Year will be automatically bound by these competition rules.
  14. The CMI’s decisions on all matters concerning the competition, including the acceptance of entries, the nomination of winners and any other matters, will be final and binding.