Annual Essay Contest on Ayn Rand’s novel, The Fountainhead, for 11th and 12th graders. Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of The Fountainhead. Essays should be between 800 and 1600 words.
Award amounts vary from $25 – $5,000.
- Must currently be in high school
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Award is available to Canadian citizens
- Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.
- Application form required
- Essay required
- Entry in a contest required
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Donor: Ayn Rand Institute
The organization promotes Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism through educational and cultural programs.Website