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Friday, 6 April 2018

Ayn Rand's Anthem Essay Contest 2018

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in the United Kingdom. Anthem has long been hailed as one of Ayn Rand's classic novels, and a clear predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged
This is the right time to read this masterpiece and get a chance to win exciting prizes by participating in Ayn Rand Institute's Anthem Essay Contest.



Eligibility for Anthem
8th, 9th and 10th GRADE


Entry Deadline:
MAY 1, 2018

Awards
1ST PLACE
$2,000
1 Winner
2ND PLACE
$500
5 Winners
3RD PLACE
$200
10 Winners
FINALISTS
$50
45 Winners
SEMIFINALISTS
$30
175 Winners

TOPICS

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE TOPICS
  1. Anthem depicts a world of the future, a collectivist dictatorship in which even the word “I” has vanished. Discuss the hero’s struggle to free himself from collectivism. What makes his victory possible? In your essay, consider what Ayn Rand has to say in the excerpt titled “The Soul of an Individualist” from her novel The Fountainhead
  2. In Anthem, the City has numerous rules and controls. Why do these exist? What is their purpose? Do you think the society that Equality envisions creating at the end of the story would include any of these rules and controls? Explain why or why not?
  3. Contrast Equality’s view of morality at the end of the novel to the morality exemplified by his society’s institutions, practices and officials. In your essay, consider what Ayn Rand has to say in these excerpts from her writings.


No application is required. Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law. Essays must be written in English only.

The following information should be included in the cover sheet with the essay

1. your name and address;
2. your email address (if available);
3. the name and address of your school;
4. topic selected (#1, 2 or 3 from the “Topics” tab);
5. your current grade level; and
6. (optional) the name of the teacher who assigned the essay if you are completing it for classroom credit.

Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 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.

One entry per student per contest.




SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY ONLINE
Or mail your essay with stapled cover sheet to:

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

Please do not submit duplicate essays!

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