The Fountainhead Essay Contest! - Ayn Rand Institute


Win $10,000 for the best essay! Win cash for other great essays! Submit your essay now and win one of these great prizes!

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First Prize


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Other Prizes

Second Prizes: (5) $2,000.
Third Prizes: (10) $1,000.
Finalist Prizes: (45) $100.
Semifinalist Prizes: (175) $50.
Regional Contest First Prize: $2,000.
Regional Contest Runner-Up Prize: $1,000.
Regional Contest Finalist Prizes: (3) $500.
Colorado Prize: $500.


Open to students in 11th or 12th grade. Regional contest open to students in schools located in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

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