Your Investment Property and Investors Direct have teamed up to search for Australia's property investor of the year. We want to know about your achievements and successes and what you think has made all the difference to your investing.

However, the competition isn't all about the dollar-value performance of your portfolio - we also want to know the key factors that have contributed to your success. Has it been your entrepreneurial flair, discipline, focus, dedication or just straight-out hard work that has paid off for you? Or was it making the right contacts along the way that has led you to property stardom?

Competition closes on November 7, 2008. Find out how to enter by logging on to

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