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Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest 2017

Deadline: 28-Apr-2017

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AwardCash prize upto $20,000
EligibilityClass 12 pass, U.g and Graduates
CountryIndia
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Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
The Ayn Rand Institute
P.O Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619-7044
Email: mail@aynrand.org, essay@aynrand.org
Phone: 949-222-6550
Fax: 949-222-6558

Description

Atlas Shrugged Essay is a Contest in which essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced. Spelling errors and/or written corrections (by anyone) found on the essay will count against the final grade and should be omitted before submission.

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE TOPICS:

  • Francisco d’Anconia says that the “words ‘to make money’ hold the essence of human morality.” What does he mean? What are today’s prevalent moral attitudes toward money? Do you agree with Francisco’s view? Explain why or why not.
  • Atlas Shrugged is both a celebration of business and a defense of it against widespread attacks. Judging from the novel, as well as from Ayn Rand’s essay “What Is Capitalism?” and her speech “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business,” why does she think business should be defended and championed? What does she think is a proper defense of business, and why?
  • Ragnar Danneskjöld says he loves that which has rarely been loved, namely, human ability. What do you think he means? How does his position relate to the idea: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”? Do you agree or disagree with Ragnar’s attitude? Explain.

Eligibility

  • No application is required. Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law. Essays must be written in English only.
  • Entrant must be a 12th-grader, college undergraduate or graduate student at the time of the current contest deadline. Verification of school enrollment will be required for all winning entrants.

How to apply?

Application can be done online or mail/post your essay with stapled cover sheet to:

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
The Ayn Rand Institute
P.O Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619-7044

Please do not submit duplicate essays!

Entrants are responsible for keeping copies of their essays, as duplicate copies will not be provided. If submitting your essay electronically, you will be sent an email confirming our receipt. If you have not received an email notification within 24 hours, please email essays@aynrand.org. If you are submitting by mail, please paperclip a stamped, self-addressed postcard to your essay and we will return it to you with essay receipt confirmation.

More Information

Entry Deadline: APRIL 28, 2017

  • 1ST PLACE: $20,000: 1 Winner
  • 2ND PLACE: $2,000: 3 Winners
  • 3RD PLACE: $1,000: 5 Winners
  • FINALISTS: $100: 25 Winners
  • SEMIFINALISTS: $50: 50 Winners

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