Worldwide Essay Contests for High School Students

Over US$70,000 in Prize Money — Over 230 Prizes

Each year the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI), a United States organization, awards more than US$50,000 in prizes to over 75 students who distinguish themselves in essay contests on Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

Since 1986 more than 436,000 students have entered these contests, and ARI has awarded more than US$2,000,000 in total prizes. Canadian students are more than welcome to participate in these worldwide essay contests.

Grades 8-12

2021 Essay Contest on Ayn Rand’s Novella Anthem

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Grade 11-12

2021 Essay Contest on Ayn Rand’s Novel The Fountainhead

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Grade 12 & College

2020 Essay Contest on Ayn Rand’s Novel Atlas Shrugged

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