The Fountainhead Essay Contest

April 4th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

shutterstock_84634351The Fountainhead Essay Contest
Deadline: April 26

Students around the world who are in 11th and 12th grade are able to enter The Fountainhead essay contest for the chance to win $10,000. To enter, students can choose one of three pre-determined topics based upon the novel The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and write an essay between 800 and 1,600 words. There is not an application for this contest, however, along with an essay, individuals must submit a contact sheet with the following information by April 26th:

  • Name and address of applicant
  • Email address
  • Name and address of school
  • Topic selected
  • Current grade level

This contest is sponosored by the Ayn Rand Institute, and the following prizes will be awarded based upon the evaluation of the pre-determined judges:

  • First prize: $10,000
  • Second prize (5): $2,000
  • Third prize (10): $1,000
  • Finalists (45): $100
  • Semifinalists (175): $50

Students who would like more information on how to enter The Fountainhead essay contest can visit here.

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  1. smriti acharya says:

    i also want to participate

  2. Tram Anh says:

    i want to participate

  3. Kim Yen Nguyen says:

    what are the three topics?

  4. Duong Dinh Thuy says:

    I think it’s useful for us. It’s not only a sholarship but also experiences for our life

  5. Bryanna Lindblom says:

    Thank you for your interest.

    You can view more details on and how to enter the Fountainhead Essay Contest here. Please ensure that you visit before April 26, as that is the deadline for the contest.

    Good luck!

  6. jimmy says:

    am i to choose the name of the university am interested and submit or you are the one to give list of the universities?

  7. Bryanna Lindblom says:

    Hi Jimmy,

    To apply for this award you will need to apply directly through the institution hosting it. You can find more by visiting here.

    Good luck.

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