Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

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Application Deadline

Friday, April 28, 2017

Awarded By

Ayn Rand Institute

Award Amount

Awards are for cash prizes in the following amounts: first prize, $20,000; second prizes, $2,000; third prizes, $1,000; finalist prizes, $100; semifinalist prizes, $50. All awards are non-renewable.


84 awards offered annually as follows: 1 first prize; 3 second prizes; 5 third prizes; 25 finalist prizes; 50 semifinalist prizes. Five additional awards are available for students in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online from the Ayn Rand Institute website. To enter, each student must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words on the book 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand. The applicant must ch ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.