College of Liberal Arts

Call for submissions: "Atlas Shrugged" Undergraduate Essay Contest

Thursday Oct 7, 2010

The BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism, held by Dr. Tara Smith in the Philosophy Department, is sponsoring the Third Annual Undergraduate Essay Contest on Ayn Rand's novel, "Atlas Shrugged."

First prize is $2500, second prize is $1750, and third prize is $1200. All full-time undergraduates registered for the 2010-2011 academic year – including those students who participated in last year’s contest – are eligible to submit an entry.

The submission deadline is Nov. 15.

Visit this website for the essay questions and full details, or e-mail Vanessa Williamson, administrative assistant in the Department of Philosophy, at

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