Campus Life

What is the Best Prize You Have Ever Won?

by Scott Hokkanen

Wouldn’t it be cool if IGNITE gave you $5000 just for filling out a survey? Imagine all of the things you could get!

If that sounds interesting, there’s still time to enter the IGNITE $5000 Contest. It runs until September 30th, so get that survey done, and you could be $5000 richer! Just remember, you can’t win if you don’t play.

Mr Krabs from Spongebob Squarepants stands in pile of money

Winning an awesome prize is an incredible feeling, I was over the moon when I won a pair of game-used Dion Phaneuf gloves and a game-used Joffrey Lupul stick at a Toronto Maple Leafs game a few years ago. However grand or small the prize is, it’s always fun to win a giveaway, so we decided to talk to Humber & Guelph-Humber students about the best prizes they have ever won. Here’s what they said:

Jake, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, Humber College

“Back in minor hockey, I won player of the game and received a Shoeless Joe’s gift card for a free kids meal, it was one of the greatest days of my life!”

Joshua, Fitness Promotion, Humber College

“I randomly won an iPhone in a contest at church, it felt pretty good, or like really good yeah…”

Cher Horowitz from Clueless movie comes out of store smiling with blue and yellow striped shopping bags

Jamie, Public Relations Post Graduate, Humber College Lakeshore

“Growing up in Scotland we had Christmas themed games to raise money. For one of the games you would pay a pound and guess the weight of a cake. Now I was only around 5 years old, so I just took a guess, basically assuming I had no chance. When they announced that I was the winner, I was in disbelief. My mom was shocked to say the least when she came to pick me up and I had a massive cake in my hands.”

Carla, Law Clerk Program, Humber College

“I won a Volleyball championship three years in a row, and I got a pinnie and a trophy, it really made me feel good because I put a lot of hard work into it.”

Mikita, Information Technology Services, Humber College

“I won a notebook from IGNITE during Orientation Week, it made me feel really awesome, I’m using it everyday”

Dave Chappelle wears a crown and sunglasses as he hugs wads of cash carefully

David, Multi-Media Design & Development, Humber College

“It was a door prize, which was literally a door, they gave me a door. My first thought was what am I gonna do with a really fancy door, it was like really nice wood, we ended up using it for the side door, but then we moved so we had to leave it behind, because you can’t really take a door with you.”

Carly, Creative Advertising, Humber College – Lakeshore

“I was at the Ex, and I was playing the game where you throw the balls in the barrel, and I probably did it five times and I couldn’t get it in, so the guy working there said if you get the next one you can have the grand prize which was a giant stuffed wolf, it was probably about 3-feet tall, which was my size at the time. So magically I did it! My brother was so jealous of me, because he only got a little stuffed duck and I got the big wolf!”

Girl from Despicable Me movie excitedly shakes a toy unicorn that's bigger than her body

Have you ever won a cool prize or giveaway? If not, you can still complete the survey for a chance to win the IGNITE $5000 Contest. Best of luck!