Ayn Rand Essay Contests

Ages:High School, Undergraduate, Graduate

Type:Submission

Categories:Global Affairs, Language Arts

Scope:none

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for thirty years. In 2018 ARI will award over 750 prizes totaling more than $130,000.

Students can select to write an essay relating to topics from three of Ayn Rand's novels: Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged. For each novel, there are multiple topics that can be addressed in the essay. Students can select any of these topics. See the competition website for details on the topics.

Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view—not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

Managing Organization: Ayn Rand Institute

Contact:

essays@aynrand.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in High School, Undergraduate, Graduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for thirty years. In 2018 ARI will award over 750 prizes totaling more than $130,000.

Process

Students can select to write an essay relating to topics from three of Ayn Rand's novels: Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged. For each novel, there are multiple topics that can be addressed in the essay. Students can select any of these topics. See the competition website for details on the topics.

Criteria

Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view—not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

Managing Organization: Ayn Rand Institute

Contact:

essays@aynrand.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in High School, Undergraduate, Graduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.