CPA Ontario Write to Ignite

The Write To Ignite competition is now closed. Thank you to all students who submitted a slideshow. Please check back in the fall for next years Write To Ignite competition.

Write to Ignite is an annual competition that provides members of our High School Ambassador Program (HAP) a chance to win the top prize of $600 plus a $75 e-gift card for their teacher and a plaque for their class. New this year, we are changing the Write to Ignite competition to a slideshow competition. Slideshows are a fundamental tool to communicate idea's in today’s business world. Show us your opinions with your creative side in this competition.

2022-2023 theme: Make a pitch to the CEO of your favourite company about a change you would like to see.

2022-23 Write to Ignite winners

1st Place - Dayna Xiao, Revolutionizing Water Managment
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2nd Place - Prerana Sil, Lego-Scribe
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3rd Place - Nareeman Alsari, The Return of iPhone Power Adapter
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Teacher random draw prize: $100 e-gift card

For every entry submitted by a student, their teacher will have their name entered into a draw. The more students that participate, the higher the chance the teacher has of winning.

$600 for 1st place + $75 teacher gift card + class plaque
$300 for 2nd place
$200 for 3rd place

Submission guidelines

Each slideshow is opinion based but must be supported by research and include references.

Submit your slideshow by email and include the following contact information in your email:
  • your name and HAP ID number
  • your slideshow's title
  • teacher’s name and email
  • your school's name and address

For complete contest details, see Rules and Regulations. Any questions, please contact our team.

Slideshow format requirements

  • Title page that includes the following:
    • student name
    • HAP ID number
    • student email address and phone number
    • school name and address
    • teacher name and email address
  • Any slideshow program is permitted (some examples include PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi and Beautiful AI).
  • Be a maximum of 8 slides including the title slide and bibliography (6 slides of content).
  • Be a maximum of 50 words on each slide (excluding bibliography) and a maximum of 50 words in the notes section.
  • Bullet points may be used.
  • Videos are not permitted in the slideshow.
  • Do not include any music, photos or other creative content that is copyrighted by another owner. If you include copyrighted materials that belong to another owner, you will be disqualified from the competition.
  • Full bibliography and in text citations using MLA style guidelines.

Slideshow assessment

  • creativity and originality 
  • clarity and language 
  • spelling and grammar 
  • research and referencing (bibliography)
  • adherence to the slideshow theme

The winners will be contacted directly by CPA Ontario and asked to fill out a Declaration and Assignment (or have their guardian fill it out if they are under 18) in order to claim their prize.