Essay Contests |


Are you teaching an Ayn Rand novel this year? Why not encourage your students to enter the Ayn Rand Institute essay contest on that novel?

ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes totaling more than $70,000 in prize money.

As a thank-you from ARI, teachers who submit at least ten essays during the upcoming school year will receive gifts. So if you are planning to require your students to enter one of our contests, or if you know that a number of your students will enter, we encourage using our official webpage for electronic essay submission (contact for more information).

To stay informed about contest deadlines and receive updates relevant to educators, register here. Questions? Write to us at