School’s back… but did you know your first essay could be worth $1000?



Is this woman cheering because she just won the $1000 prize in the CTIP 2016 essay contest? No, because the contest is still open. It closes September 30th. $1000 will be given to the young Canadian who writes the best essay on BDS. Learn more…

Contest open to Canadians under 30

Would you like to win a $1000 prize? Write an original article in Op-Ed format that discusses Canada’s support for the BDS movement from a human rights perspective and you will be eligible to win! Your essay should demonstrate more than just passion – it should show that you know and understand both the objectives and the methods of the BDS movement and that you are able to present a reasoned case why Canada should, or should not, support BDS.

There are strong feelings on both sides. Its critics say it is “anti-Semitic”. Its supporters say its three demands are legitimate and that a boycott is a peaceful way to bring pressure on Israel to respect them.

The essay contest is open to residents of Canada 30 years of age or younger across the country. The prize will be awarded for the Op-Ed article that most clearly and persuasively highlights a viewpoint on the topic. The winning article will be published on the Canada Talks Israel Palestine website and may also be published elsewhere.

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016

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