An Essay Contest for School Students from Ayn Rand and a Chance to Win 2,000

Date limite : 30 avr. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Ayn Rand Institute

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An Essay Contest for School Students from Ayn Rand and a Chance to Win 2,000

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Niveau d'études: Enseignement de base

Ayn Rand Institute invites the students in 8th, 9th and 10th as well as 11th and 12th grade to apply for its competition in one of the competition topics presented on the official website.


  1. No application is required. The contest is opened to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law. Essays must be written in English only.
  2. Entrant must be in the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade at the time of the current contest deadline. ARI reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule, on a case-by-case basis.
  3. An essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. Spelling errors and/or written corrections (by anyone) found on the essay will count against the final grade and should be omitted before submission.
  4. Only one entry per student.
  5. The Ayn Rand Institute has the right to provide contest deadline extensions when deemed appropriate.
  6. All entries become the property of the Ayn Rand Institute and will not be returned. Essays may be reproduced on the website and/or shared with third parties for purposes of marketing the contest.
  7. Winners, finalists, semifinalists and all other participants will be notified via email and/or by mail typically by July 2020.
  8. Winners are responsible for providing their mailing addresses and other necessary information under the law in order to receive any prizes. Contest winners agree to allow the Ayn Rand Institute to post their names on any of ARI’s affiliated websites. 
  9. Winners consent to participate in interviews and allow ARI to use quotes and take photographs, movies or videotapes of them.
  10. Winners will be solely responsible for any taxes.
  11. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view.
  12. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.
  13. You can click here to improve your essay content.


There will be winners in 4 places for both of 8th, 9th, 10th GRADE and 11th and 12th GRADE:

  • 1ST PLACE will win 2,000 $.
  • 2ND PLACE will win 250 $.
  • 3RD PLACE will win 100 $  for 5 Winners.
  • Finalists will win 25 $ for 50 Winners.

About Ayn Rand:

It offers a variety of educational experiences to promote greater understanding of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and, through the writing and speaking of their experts, advocates her principles of reason, rational self-interest, and laissez-faire capitalism. ARI fosters a growing awareness, understanding, and acceptance of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, in order to create a culture whose guiding principles are the reason, rational self-interest, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism­­ a culture in which individuals are free to pursue their own happiness.

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