The Fountainhead Essay Contest

Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute

Submission Deadline

May 15th

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Award Amount



Entrant must be in the 11th or 12th grade. Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced. Contest is open to students worldwide

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Number of Awards236
Host Institution
Includes1ST PLACE $10,000 1 Winner 2ND PLACE $2,000 5 Winners 3RD PLACE $1,000 10 Winners FINALISTS $100 45 Winners SEMIFINALISTS $50 175 Winners
Nationality RequiredUnrestricted
Host CountriesUnrestricted