Anthem Essay Contest! Win Big $ for Your Writing! - Ayn Rand Institute


Win a First Prize of $2,000 for having the best essay! More cash prizes for other categories!

Open to students in 8th, 9th or 10th grade. Submit your essay now.

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First Prize

$2000 Cash

Entry Form


Other Prizes

Second Prizes (5): $500.
Third Prizes (10): $200.
Finalist Prizes (45): $50.
Semifinalist Prizes (175): $30.
Regional Contest First Prize: $2,000.
Regional Contest Finalist Prizes: (3) $500.


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

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