Ayn Rand Institute "Anthem" Essay Contest

March 29
Maximum Award: 
8th, 9th and 10th Graders are eligible to participate

Anthem is a short novel written by Ayn Rand.  It takes place in the future when the world has entered a dark age.  Written in pre-war (1937) England, it talks about a period of time when the concept of individuality no longer exists and the word "I" has disappeared from the language.

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To participate in the Ayn Rand Institute "Anthem" Essay Contest, you need to read the book and write an essay between 600 and 1,200 words in length.


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First Prize: $2,000
5 Second Prizes: $500
10 Third Prizes: $200
45 Finalists: $50
175 Semifinalists: $30

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