The Fountainhead Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Institute
P.O. Box 57044
Irvine CA 92619-7044

Phone: (949) 222-6550
Fax: (949) 222-6558


Contact: Anthony Loy.


Competition for 11th and 12th grade students. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view—not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of The Fountainhead.

Prize: Prizes: 1st Place: $10,000, 2nd Place: $2,000 (5 Winners), 3rd Place: $1,000 (10 Winners), Finalists: $100 (45 Winners), Semifinalists: $50 (175 Winners).

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