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Blog Writing Contest

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.

Contest Details

  • 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: KC Parker, Vice President, 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.

Blog Details

  • 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.

Writing Tips

  • 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:
  • 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?

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.

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