Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

May 15th
Maximum Award: 
High school and college students
12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students

After reading Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged, you must write an essay chosen from a list of three different topics.  The essay must at least 800 words, but no more than 1,600 words.  This competition is for high school seniors, college students and even graduate students.

The competition is sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute.  There are 84 prizes.  Essays will be judged on both style and content. 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.