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 Ayn Rand Essay Contest - ANTHEM

  • Topic: Choose one questions below to answer:
    • Equality understands that his invention will benefit mankind greatly; however, this was not his main motivation in conducting his experiments, and it is not the primary source of the great joy he experiences. Discuss.

    • Compare the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden with the story of Equality 7-2521. For what “sins” were each condemned? In what ways are Equality 7-2521 and Adam simi­lar? How do they differ?

    • Equality reaches the important realization that “To be free, a man must be free of his brothers”. Explain what Equality means by this, citing examples from Anthem.

  • Eligibility: Grades 9 and 10
  • Length: 600 - 1200 words Submissions must include a cover sheet.
  • Awards:
    • First prize - $2,000 cash award
    • 10 Second prizes - $500 cash award
    • 20 Third prizes - $200 cash award
    • 45 Finalist prizes: $50 cash award
    • 175 Semifinalist prizes - $30 cash awards

Click here to visit the Ayn Rand Essay Contest web page.

DEADLINE: March 20, 2015

Last Modified on May 22, 2014