Dress For Success 2020
by Sulvey Polanco | February 24, 2020

Win a $1,000 shopping spree
Winners chosen for best essay and best video submission
Submission deadline March 25 at 4:00pm

Has your wardrobe been looking a little less fab and a little more drab recently? Have your favourite sweatpants become your go-to attire? Sadly, we don’t all have the privilege of splurging on a shopping spree so we’re unfortunately stuck recycling the same clothes over and over again.

Gif of Regina George of Mean Girls saying, "These sweatpants are all that fits me right now"

With interview season upon us, stressing about finding the perfect attire should be the least of our worries. Well, if you’re feeling stuck–worry no more because IGNITE is here to help.

We’re back with our annual Dress For Success contest to help give your closet a much-needed boost. This year, we’re giving away two prize packages with each featuring a $1,000 shopping spree courtesy of IGNITE, and a resume/interview prep session courtesy of the Career Centres.

Looking to spruce up your look? All you have to do is submit a 500-word essay OR a two-minute video detailing why you deserve to win by March 25. The winning student in each category will receive the prize package.

What are you waiting for? Now’s your shot to make your closet interview-ready. Whip out your camera or get typing for your chance to win.

Gif of actor Jim Carrey typing aggressively on keyboard


1st Place Prize: $1,000 Cadillac Fairview gift card plus a professional portfolio and certificate for a resume and interview prep session with a Career Advisor provided by Humber Career Centre.
2nd Place Prize: $250 Cadillac Fairview gift card
3rd Place Prize: $100 Cadillac Fairview gift card

Judging Criteria:

Each entry will be scored out of 25 points based on the following:

Quality of writing (5 points)
Creativity (10 points)
Need (10 points)

Entrants must be full-time Humber or Guelph-Humber students to qualify. Only one submission allowed per student. 1-2 members of the IGNITE Communications Team may accompany the student on the shopping spree and document the experience.

This contest is now closed.

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