BBT Objectivism
BBT Objectivism

The University of Texas at Austin

Freedom of Speech Essay Contest

Spring 2017

Congratulations to this year's winners:

  • Shishir Jessu - First Prize - $1500

  • Melissa Curtis - Second Prize - $1000

  • Jessica Hemann - Third Prize - $700


Thanks to all those who entered the Contest.

We had a record number of strong essays.


Check back this fall for new topics for the Spring 2018 contest

Free Speech - let's talk about it ...

Questions? Contact Roxy Becker at


Sponsored by the BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism and the Department of Philosophy