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Blog Writing Contest

The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing launched its value investing blog in 2019 and is looking for writers! We have therefore decided to hold a Blog Writing Contest once again in 2021!

Contest Details:

  • Contest is free to enter.
  • Inform Ben Graham Centre Coordinator via email that you plan to enter this contest by: January 19, 2021.
  • Attend the following Ivey Value Investing Classes Guest Speaker event (event is free to attend) and write an overview blog about it:
    • January 21, 2021
      Mr. Ross Glotzbach, Chief Executive Officer, Head of Research and a Portfolio Manager, Southeastern Asset Management, Inc., Memphis, TN, USA
      6:20pm - 8:00pm, Due to covid-19 travel restrictions, this presentation will now be offered virtually.
  • Blog Due: February 5, 2021
  • Winner Announced: February 12, 2021

No previous experience is required. We are simply looking for individuals who are interested in learning and being active with value investing. Your work will be reviewed/edited by Centre staff before being posted on our Blog web-page.

Blog Details

  • Format: Word document
  • No photos necessary
  • Audience: Our primary audience is Ivey students, alumni, faculty and staff as well as the Ben Graham Centre supporters. Our audience all have a varying degree of value investing knowledge.
  • Tips:
    • Write in a tone that is conversational and engaging
    • Blog should be approximately 400-500 words
    • Have a sense of your takeaways before starting to write and keep these in mind as you write.
    • Keep it simple. Avoid using long, multi-phrase sentences.  Ensure that your writing is clear and easy to understand.
    • Craft an engaging title and use interesting subtitles throughout to make your messages pop off the screen.
    • Include links to relevant material if necessary
    • Write a good "hook" to kick things off. A hook is a brief sentence that catches the audience's attention and intrigues the reader.
    • Use quotes if necessary.  Be sure quotes are 100% accurate to what the speaker said.

Prize:

Choose one of the following prizes:

In addition to one of the prizes listed above, you will also receive a writing credit when your work is posted on our blog web-page.  If your work is shared via our bi-annual Newsletter, you will receive a credit there as well.

Interested in participating in this contest? Questions?:

Contact the Ben Graham Centre Coordinator.