$40,000 Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest! - Ayn Rand Institute


Win $20,000 for the best essay in the Atlas Shrugged contest! This contest is open to students in 12th grade, College Undergraduate or Graduate Student.

Submit your best essay to enter!

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Other Prizes

Second Prizes: (3) $2,000.
Third Prizes: (5) $1,000.
Finalist Prizes: (25) $100.
Semifinalist Prizes: (50) $50.
Regional Contest First Prize: $2,000.
Regional Contest Finalist Prizes: (3) $500.
Colorado Prize: $500.


Regional contest open to students in schools located in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

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