Ayn Rand Story Contest

Ayn Rand Story Contest

August 26, 2022
Aug 26
8:59 PM
Add to Calendar Aug 26, 2022 8:59 PM America/Los_Angeles Ayn Rand Story Contest Online

Win A Ticket & Travel Stipend To The Atlas Society’s 6th Annual Gala in Malibu, CA

Calling all students/young professionals! You’re invited to enter The Atlas Society’s Second Annual Ayn Rand Story Contest! 

Many of you have shared with us your stories of first discovering Ayn Rand, your favorite books, and how her ideas challenged your previous assumptions, elevated your ambitions, and altered your life trajectory. Now’s your chance to polish your writing skills, share your inspiring story with others, AND win a chance to attend the 6th Annual Atlas Society Gala in Malibu, CA on Thursday, October 6th! We are inviting YOU and all students and young adults (ages 16–27) to write a one page, single spaced essay (12 pt. Font) about how you were introduced to the works/ideas of Ayn Rand and how they have improved your life in meaningful ways! 

We will select TWO winners for our Ayn Rand Story Contest based on the following parameters: A.) How compelling/captivating the story is, B.) the degree of impact Ayn Rand and her work has had on your life and C.) the clarity and conciseness of your writing. 

Please consider using the prompt questions below to draft your story:

  • How did you first learn about Ayn Rand?
  • How have her works/ideas influenced your perspective/philosophy/worldview?
  • In what tangible ways have the ideas changed your life—i.e., decisions or changes you’ve made that you might not have otherwise?
  • Which of her characters most resonate with you—and why?
  • In what ways are you working to put Rand’s ideas into practice—or influence others in your day-to-day life?

Winners will receive a FREE ticket to our October, 6th Gala in Malibu, California,  plus a travel stipend and promotion of your essay on our social media, newsletter, and website! 

Submit questions and final submissions (submissions should be in .pdf or .docx format) to storycontest@atlassociety.org  All submissions must be received by 8:59 PM PT / 11:59 PM ET on Friday, August 26th. Winners will be announced via Instagram Live (follow us @atlassociety on Instagram) on Friday, September 2nd time TBD.

PLEASE NOTE: As a contestant, you agree to give The Atlas Society permission to use your essay, in part or in its entirety, on our website, marketing materials, and on social media; with appropriate credit given to you.