Unlike other essay contests out there, ARI’s essay contest programs award cash prizes that you can spend any way you want, be it to pay for school or to fund your dream trip around the world. This year, ARI’s contest on Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged will award $20,000 to the first-place winner plus more than eighty cash prizes to the finalists. If you enter the contest, be sure to submit your entry by April 28, 2017. Learn more.