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Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre

Ivey Student Story Competition

2022 Competition

The Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, in partnership with Peter Tertzakian and his personal online museum at, are pleased to announce the third annual Energyphile story competition.

Ivey students are invited to submit a short story by February 23, 2022. The winners will receive a total PRIZE of $2,500 and have their stories considered for publication as part of Peter Tertzakian’s Energyphile collection of stories about energy in Canada. Submissions will be judged by a panel of Ivey faculty and Peter Tertzakian.

Details of the competition can be found here.

2021 Competition

First Prize -- "The Candlemaker"
Written by Michael Sawers, HBA 2021

Runner Up -- "The Candlemaker and the Coal Generator: A Tale of Transition and Innovation"
Written by Helen Schreyer, HBA 2021

Runner Up -- "Civilization's Growing Pains"
Written by Ada Zhang, MBA 2022

2020 Competition

First Prize -- "Rainbows in the Falls"
Written by Maya Chambers, HBA 2021

Runner Up -- "Tomorrow's Fuel"
Written by Francis Coulombe, HBA 2021