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Write to Ignite Essay Competition

Enter our Write to Ignite Essay Competition for a chance to win a $500 cash prize

What do Netflix, Uber, and Tesla have in common?

These companies have disrupted their industries and completely changed the markets they're in. CPAs are often at the helm of change. Their training and insights allow them to see the big picture behind the numbers – that disruption isn't all bad. Often, it creates more opportunities.

For this year's Write to Ignite Essay Competition, we challenge you to take on this CPA mindset.

Tell us about a company that's inspired you based on their disruptive nature. What's made them a game changer in their industry?

The prizes for this year's competition include:


1st place

2nd place

3rd place

This competition is only open to members of the High School Ambassador Program (HAP). Not a member? Register for HAP today.

The deadline to enter is January 19, 2020 at 5 pm EST

Entries are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Research demonstrated
  • Creativity
  • Clarity and language
  • Adherence to the theme

Please submit your essay to with the subject line “Write to ignite 2019-2020”

For all contest details, see Rules and Regulations.

Questions? Please contact