Sunday 27 January 2019
Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)

…Quaker Valley senior a finalist in 2012 ‘Atlas Shrugged’ essay contest  Tribune-ReviewJosh Szymanski already was a fan of Ayn Rand, so when he found out there was an essay contest focusing on the…

Posted 10 months ago Publication date: 11 Dec 2012
Friday 21 December 2018

…students recently participated in the yearly Fountainhead Essay Contest which is conducted by the Ayn Rand Association…

Posted 11 months ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2018
Friday 30 March 2018

…Current College StudentsStudent Loan Hero (blog)6. Atlas Shrugged essay contest from the Ayn Rand Institute. Are you a fan of Ayn Rand and her works? The Atlas Shrugged essay contest offers you the chance to…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 30 Mar 2018
Wednesday 14 March 2018
Deccan Herald (Bangalore, India)

…under three different categories namely - Anthem Essay, the Fountainhead essay and the Atlas Shrugged essay contest. The last date to submit is May 15. For…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 14 Mar 2018
Sunday 22 January 2017

…usp=sharing. The inspiration is the Ayn Rand Institute essay contest (e.g. http://naijawriterscoach.com/ayn-rand-novel-fountainhead-essay-contest-2016/) The goal is to motivate young people…

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2017
Thursday 01 December 2016
Yahoo Finance - The Daily Ticker

…IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – The Ayn Rand Institute, the leading center for the advancement of Rand’s writings and philosophy, today announced that it is currently accepting essays in…

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Dec 2016
Wednesday 03 August 2016
Inside Philanthropy

…a young woman who fled Soviet Russia and became Ayn Rand, the 20th century’s foremost literary defender of capitalism, free enterprise, and “rational self interest.” Author of works like Atlas Shrugged

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Aug 2016
Friday 27 May 2016
Scott Cousins, The Telegraph (Alton, IL)

Emily Godi, who just finished her sophomore year at Alton High School, is a finalist in the Regional Chicagoland 2016 “Anthem” Essay Contest, a yearly competition by the Ayn Rand Institute.

“I was very excited,” Godi, the daughter of Mary and Eric Godi, said. “I spent quite a bit of time on that essay.”

She competed against approximately 1,500 other students in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and is now eligible for the main 2016 Anthem Contest, with the winner to be announced in late July.

The essay was written as part of Godi’s work in a sophomore college prep English class taught by Lori Palmer. The students must chose one of three essay questions based on the Ayn Rand novel “Anthem.”


The essay question dealt with “Anthem” and how it relates to the Rand’s 1962 essay “How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society.” Godi said part of her motivation was that having already read the article for class, she had strong opinions on it.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 May 2016
Thursday 03 March 2016
Elizabeth Chereskin, US News & World Report

The Ayn RandThe Fountainhead” essay contest awards prizes ranging from $50 to $10,000 and has a deadline of April 29.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Mar 2016
Wednesday 27 January 2016
Jacob Bacharach, The New Republic

It was Ayn Rand who suggested to me that there existed a place for political thought and political affinity beyond the meager push-pull of American electoral politics; that perhaps Clinton-Dole or Bush-Gore did not in fact express the widest range of thinking about the proper structure and operation of a human society. Words that appear nowhere in her major works: Democrat, Republican. It’s another ironic truth that her utter and absolute commitment to the supremacy of individual rights, including a total rejection of a notion of the common good, made me more receptive to the ideas of Marx or Prudhon, because she taught me, in the same year as I was learning the opposite lesson in AP American Government, that the electoral viability of this or that Congressional candidate was not the be-all and end-all of a person’s politics.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Jan 2016
Saturday 24 October 2015
Doug Williams, San Diego Union-Tribune

Some scholarships are unusual: for tall students, twins, little people, winners of essay contests about Dr. Seuss, Ayn Rand or J.D. Salinger; or for students who plan to study certain specific topics or have a parent who works for Tupperware.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2015
Mark Rapp, The Plain Dealer, Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

…Bath. 330-620-7314 or westernreserveplayhouse.org. Ayn Rand’s “Night of January 16th.” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 09/25/15-09/26/15 The play’s ending depends on the verdict in which members of the…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2015