WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 14, 2006) - The Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., is accepting original research papers for its inaugural Information Operations Writing Competition through Oct. 30.Eligibility is open to anyone conducting research on issues related to information operations. Winners will be announced the first week of December, and awards range from $250 to $1,000 with publication in Military Review magazine.Papers should not exceed 5,000 words though well-developed manuscripts exceeding this limit will be considered. Previously published papers, papers pending publication consideration and papers submitted to other competitions still pending announced decisions are ineligible. However, IO-related articles published in Military Review by Oct. 30 will automatically be entered in the competition. And, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College students who have submitted papers to the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Military Leadership Writing Competition may submit the same papers.For information on the competition, go to Information Operations or contact Paul Tiberi, U.S. Army Information Operations Proponent's Leader Development, Education and Training Division, at (913) 684-4475, DSN 552-4475 or via email at paul.tiberi@us.army.mil.