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Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is an essay contest open to students from high school through graduate school. Students may win one of 84 cash prizes by reading a book and writing an essay.

The book is Atlas Shrugged, by novelist Ayn Rand. The Russian-American writer wrote two best sellers, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. To enter the contest, students must read the book and choose one of three essay questions to answer regarding the book. Winners include first, second and third prize winners as well as finalists and semifinalists.

Essays from 800 to 1,600 words will be judged on writing skill, original content and ability to clearly articulate the subject matter. Students must demonstrate an understanding of Rand's writings and philosophies. No application is required, and students worldwide may enter. Only one entry per student is allowed. Winners will be notified in November.

The contest is sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute, a non-profit organization based in Irvine, California, that supports the works of novelist Ayn Rand. The organization supports scholarships and research based on Rand's principal of Objectivism. The principle promotes a society based on objectivity, realism and rationalism.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in SEPTEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000 - $10,000.

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