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Write to Ignite

Your chance to pen your way to a $500 cash prize

Write to Ignite is an annual essay competition that provides all members of the High School Ambassador Program (HAP) a chance to win the grand prize of $500.

The theme for this year’s competition is:

Choose a company that’s inspired you based on their disruptive nature? What makes them a game changer in their industry?

The competition is open from October 1, 2019 and will close on January 19, 2020 at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced on January 27, 2020.

The prizes for this year’s competition include:

  • 1st place $500
  • 2nd place $250
  • 3rd place $100

The essay must:

  • Be original content
  • Contain a title page
  • Be 500-550 words long
  • Include in-text citations in MLA format
  • Have a bibliography in MLA format

Title Page requirements:

  • Title of essay
  • Name
  • HAP ID
  • Name of school

Entries are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Research demonstrated
  • Creativity
  • Clarity/language, and
  • 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

Any questions, please contact