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Write to Ignite is an annual essay competition that provides members of our High School Ambassador Program (HAP) a chance to win the top prize of $500 plus $100 for their high school business department. 


The new Write to Ignite theme for Fall 2021 will be announced in October 2021

Student Prizes:

1st: $500 + $100 for school business department
2nd: $250
3rd: $100

Teacher Prize: $100 e-gift card

This essay is opinion based but must be supported by research and include references. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Send your essay by email to [email protected] with the subject line "Write to Ignite entry”
  • Your essay should be written and saved as a Word or PDF document and submitted as an email attachment
  • Make sure to include your full name and HAP ID in the body of the email

For complete contest details, see Rules and Regulations.

Any questions, please contact [email protected].

Congratulations to the Spring 2021 Write to Ignite winners

Theme: Virtual or physical classroom? Which do you prefer and why?

1st Place $500 - Malahim Siddiqui, Brampton
A Despised Reality for Students

2nd Place $250 - Emily Han, Toronto
Virtually Normal: The Benefits of Online Classrooms

Joint 3rd Place $100 - Tam Mai, Milton
The Physical Classroom: Enhancing Education Beyond the Textbook

Joint 3rd Place $100 - Hanna Shiohara, Toronto
Virtual Classrooms to Stimulate Social Change