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2008 Atlas Shrugged essay contest


Deadline: September 17, 2008

First Prize: $10,000
3 Second Prizes: $2,000
5 Third Prizes: $1,000
20 Finalists: $20
20 Semifinalists: $20

The Essay Contest topics will not be available until November. To see topics visit http://www.aynrand.org. “Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged.”

· Entrant must be enrolled in a college degree program at the time of entry.

· High school students entering college in the fall of 2008 are also eligible.

· Contest is open to students worldwide.

· A stapled cover sheet MUST include: name and ad- dress of entrant; entrant’s e-mail address (if avail able); name and address of entrant’s university

· Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 and no more than 1,200 words in length, and must be typewritten and double spaced. One entry per student, please.

· Essay must be solely the work of the entrant.

· Essay must be postmarked no later than September 17, 2008.

· Decisions of the judges are final.

· Employees of the Ayn Rand Institute, its board of directors, and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. Past first-place winners are not eligible for this contest.

· All entries become the property of the Ayn Rand Institute and will not be returned.

· Winners and other participants will be notified by November 27, 2008.



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