Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute

Submission Deadline

September 17

Field(s) of Study


Award Amount

$50 - $5,000 USD


Annual Essay Contest on Ayn Rands novel, Atlas Shrugged, for college/university and 12th grade students.

Other Criteria

No application is required. Entrant must be enrolled in college/university or 12th grade at the time of entry. Contest is open to students worldwide. Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length and double-spaced. One entry per student, please. Essay must be submitted by September 17 no later than 11:59 PM, PST.

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More Award Details

Number of Awards49
Host InstitutionThe Ayn Rand Institute
IncludesFirst Prize: $10,000 3 Second Prizes: $2,000 5 Third Prizes: $1,000 20 Finalist Prizes: $100 20 Semifinalist Prizes: $50
Nationality RequiredUnrestricted
Host CountriesUnrestricted