Student Pockets 10 Grand!
CA--Elizabeth Winkler, an English Literature student at Princeton University,
from Princeton, NJ, is the first-place winner of the Ayn Rand Institute’s 2010
“Atlas Shrugged” essay contest, winning $10,000. Ms. Winkler competed against
over 2,500 high school and college students from around the world in the
12th graders and both undergraduate- and graduate-level college students, the
“Atlas Shrugged” essay contest requires contestants to write on one of several
topics dealing with the characters and themes in the novel. The contest is
designed to promote critical thinking and writing skills. Essays are judged on
both style and content.
Winkler’s essay examines Ayn Rand’s ethics of rational self-interest as
illustrated in “Atlas Shrugged.”
contest also awards three 2nd-place awards ($2,000), five 3rd-place awards
($1,000), 25 finalists ($100) and 50 semifinalists ($50), for a total of
$26,000 in prize money. A complete list of winners and a copy of the first-prize
essay can be read online at aynrandnovels.com.
Rand Institute runs five essay contests for students and adults and gives out over
$97,000 in annual awards to participants. Since 1985 over 255,000 people from
around the world have entered ARI’s essay contests. For more information visit
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