Park City Sophomore Wins Two Grand!
October 19, 2010
CA--High school sophomore Anne Fosburg, from Park City, Utah, is the winner of
the Ayn Rand Institute’s annual “Anthem” essay contest, for which she received
a prize of $2,000. Ms. Fosburg is a student at Treasure Mountain International
1985 more than 255,000 students from around the world have entered ARI’s essay
contests. This year more than 16,000 students submitted their essays to the
also awarded 5 second prizes ($500), 10 third prizes ($200), 45 finalist ($50)
and 175 semifinalist ($30) prizes. A complete list of winners and information
about next year’s competition can be found at www.aynrandnovels.com/contests.
published in 1938, Ayn Rand’s novella “Anthem” depicts a collectivist
dictatorship in a future in which the word “I” has vanished, and how a lone
dissident discovers the lost word’s true meaning.
to 8th-, 9th- and 10th-graders, the “Anthem” essay contest requires contestants
to write on one of several topics dealing with the characters and themes in the
book. The contest is designed to promote critical thinking and writing skills.
Essays are judged on both style and content.
year ARI offers five separate contests (“Anthem,” “The Fountainhead,” “We the
Living,” “Atlas Shrugged,” and the Former Participants contest) and
awards more than $97,000 in prizes.
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