The Fountainhead Essay Contest

Sponsor: The Ayn Rand Institute

Submission Deadline

April 26

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Award Amount



Annual Essay Contest on Ayn Rands Novel, The Fountainhead, for 11th and 12th graders.

Other Criteria

No application is required. Entrant must be in the 11th or 12th grade. Contest is open 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 April 25, no later than 11:59 PM, PST. All information necessary to enter the contest is contained on

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Number of Awards236
Host InstitutionThe Ayn Rand Institute
IncludesCash Prizes
Nationality RequiredUnrestricted
Host CountriesUnrestricted