The Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest
Organization Name: The Ayn Rand Foundation
Description: The annual Ayn Rand scholarship contest, open to high school juniors and seniors worldwide, is looking for the best essays on her classic book, The Fountainhead. See the website for this year’s choice of three essay topics. Essays must be between 800 and 1,600 words, and will be judged on style and content. Winners must demonstrate an outstanding grasp on the philosophic meaning of the novel.
Amount: One 1st prize winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship; there will also be five 2nd prizes, worth $2,000 each and ten 3rd place prizes of $1,000. The panel of judges will select 45 finalists ($100) and 175 semifinalists ($50) as well
Awards Per Year: 25
Award is Open to: 11th and 12th graders
Majors/Fields of Study: English, Philosophy, Literature
How to Apply / Contact: Essay must be submitted online (www.aynrand.org) or postmarked by April 25, 2009, no later than 11:59 PM, PST. Winners, finalists, semifinalists will be notified by July 27, 2009.