Worldwide Essay Contests for High School Students

Over US$100,000 in Prize Money—736 Prizes

Each year the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI), a United States organization, awards more than US$100,000 in prizes to more than 736 students who distinguish themselves in high school essay contests on AnthemThe Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

Since 1986 more than 407,000 students have entered these contests, and ARI has awarded more than US$1,100,000 in prizes. ARI Canada has arranged for Canadian students to participate in these worldwide essay contests.

Grades 8-10

2018 Essay Contest on Ayn Rand’s Novella Anthem

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Grade 11-12

2018 Essay Contest on Ayn Rand’s Novel The Fountainhead

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Grade 12 & College

2018 Essay Contest on Ayn Rand’s Novel Atlas Shrugged

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