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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 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

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