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Blog Writing Contest

This contest is now closed. Read 2023 Contest Results. A new contest for 2024 will be announced in December, 2023.


The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing is looking for writers! We have therefore decided to hold a Blog Writing Contest once again in 2023!

Contest Details:

  • Contest is free to enter.
  • Inform Ben Graham Centre Coordinator via email that you plan to enter this contest by: January 23, 2023.
  • Attend the following Ivey Value Investing Classes Guest Speaker event (event is free to attend) and write an overview blog about it:
    • January 26, 2023
      David Barr, Chief Executive Officer, PenderFund Capital Management Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada
      6:20pm - 8:00pm, Ivey Business School, Room 1100
  • Blog Due: February 6, 2023
  • Winner Announced: February 10, 2023

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.


A hardcover copy of Richard H. Lawrence's new book "THE MODEL: 37 Years Investing in Asian Equities". PLUS 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.

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