The Fountainhead Essay Contest is for students of grade 11 and 12 worldwide.
Topics : Select ONE of the following three topics:
1. Compare Howard Roark and Lois Cook. Are they both individualists? Why or why not?
2. Why does Toohey support Keating’s career early on? What is Toohey’s purpose in promoting the careers of such mediocrities as Keating, Gordon Prescott, Lois Cook, Ike the Genius, and Gus Webb? In what way does his purpose integrate with his anti-Roark campaign? How does this issue relate to the wider themes in the novel?
3. Dominique Francon loves Roark yet struggles to destroy him. Why?
FIRST PRIZE: $10,000
5 SECOND PRIZES: $2,000
10 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000
45 FINALISTS: $100
175 SEMIFINALISTS: $50
Participants can submit their essays online : http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/TheFountainhead.aspx
Or you can send your essays for this international contest to:
The Fountainhead Essay Contest
The Ayn Rand Institute
P.O. Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619-7044
Entry Deadline: April 26, 2014
For all other information regarding the rules and regulations of this International Essay Writing Contest visit the link above.