The (Ayn Rand) Anthem Essay Contest

Who Is Eligible:

Entrant must be in the  9th and 10th grade.


To avoid disqualification, a stapled cover sheet MUST include: your name and address; your e-mail address (if available); the name and address of your high school; topic selected (see website); your current grade level and (optional) the name of the teacher who assigned the essay, if you are completing it for classroom credit.

Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, and must be typewritten and double spaced. One entry per student, please.

Note: All information necessary to enter the contest is contained on the application. It is not necessary to write for more information.

Deadline: 05/01/2019 Based on Last Year's Deadline.
Amount: $2,000 1st Prize; $500 2nd Prize; $200 3rd Prize; $50 Finalists; $30 Semifinalists
How to apply:

Please Visit: The Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contests
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