Dress for Success Contest


Getting your dream job means getting your dream wardrobe makeover!

Congratulations to Sheena Brown on winning First Place in the Dress for Success contest!

Second Place: Jenna Valenti

Third Place: Sarah Dennie


So you’ve spent the last 2-4 years wearing sweats to class and avoiding washing your hair. Now it’s time to get that dream job and you’re starting to realize that your wardrobe needs a complete makeover from sweats to suits. But shopping is expensive and you don’t have any money, so what do you do?

Why not enter to win a $1,000 wardrobe makeover from IGNITE?

All you need to do is submit an essay to us (maximum 500 words) by April 9th explaining why you need a brand-new wardrobe and you could win:

  • 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)

The judging panel will consist of the IGNITE President, IGNITE VP, and a Humber Career Advisor from the Career Centre.

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

Contest open from March 19th – April 9th. Deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. April 9th.

Winner will be contacted by email on Monday, April 16th. Winner’s name and likeness will be shared on IGNITE website and social media.

So what are you waiting for? Enter and get a leg up on the competition!

Dress For Success