Calling All Writers! The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing Wants You! Get ready for the return of our much-anticipated Blog Writing Contest in 2024.
- No Entry Fees: Participation is absolutely free.
- Entry Notification: Let our Ben Graham Centre Coordinator know of your intent to enter via email before January 23, 2024.
- Mark Your Calendar: Be sure to attend the following Ivey Value Investing Classes Guest Speaker event (The event will not be offered virtually):
- Date: January 25, 2024
- Speaker: Rui Cardoso, Managing Director, U.S. and International Equities, Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd., Toronto, ON, Canada
- Time: 6:20pm - 8:00pm
- Location: Ivey Business School, Room 1100
- Share Your Insights: After attending the event, craft a compelling overview blog that highlights your key takeaways.
- No Experience Needed: Whether you're a seasoned writer or just dipping your toes, we welcome anyone eager to explore the world of value investing. Your work will be reviewed/edited by Centre staff before being posted on our Blog web-page.
- Deadline: Your blog will be due on February 5, 2024.
- Winner Announcement: The winner will be announced on February 9, 2024.
- Preferred Format: Submit your work in a Word document format.
- Visuals Unnecessary: Photos are not required for this contest, but you are welcome to provide a "royalty-free" image if you have one to compliment your blog.
- Audience Focus: Our primary audience includes Ivey students, alumni, faculty, staff, and Ben Graham Centre supporters. Keep in mind their varying degrees of value investing knowledge.
- Engage and Connect: Craft your narrative in a conversational and engaging tone, ensuring your words resonate with readers.
- Word Count: Aim for a concise 400-500 words, delivering impactful insights efficiently.
- Capture Your Takeaways: Before you begin, have a clear sense of your key takeaways from the event. Let these guide you as you write.
- Clarity and Simplicity: Opt for clarity and simplicity in your prose. Avoid lengthy sentences, keeping your writing accessible and easy to understand.
- Creative Formatting: Elevate your content by employing an engaging title and compelling subtitles throughout your blog. Make your insights leap from the screen.
- Relevant Links: If/When necessary, include links to relevant materials to enhance your readers' understanding.
- Hook Your Readers: Initiate your blog with an intriguing hook—a concise sentence designed to capture your audience's curiosity and draw them in.
- Quotations with Precision: If you choose to use quotes, ensure they are 100% accurate representations of the speaker's words.
Your Prize Awaits
- Your Choice: The victorious writer can select one of the following prizes:
- $200 cash prize, or
- Complimentary attendance to the Ben Graham Centre’s 2024 Value Investing Conference (Note: Prize covers registration fees only, excluding travel/accommodation costs).
- Valuable Reading: Additionally, the winner will receive a hardcover copy of Richard H. Lawrence's book, "THE MODEL: 37 Years Investing in Asian Equities".
- Claim Your Credit: Enjoy a prominent writing credit when your work is published to our blog web-page. And, if your content finds its way into our bi-annual Newsletter, you'll receive recognition there too.
Ready to Join? Have Questions?
- Reach Out: For contest participation or any inquiries, connect with the Ben Graham Centre Coordinator.
Let your voice be heard! Your insights could not only win you impressive rewards but also leave a lasting resource in the world of value investing.