|Ayn Rand Institute Annual Essay Contests – http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_contests_index
Annual cash awards for short, original, unpublished essays on the philosophic themes in Ayn Rand’s novels, “Anthem”, “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged”, are open respectively to all US 9th and 10th graders, 11th and 12th graders and college students.
|ISCID Essay Contests – http://www.iscid.org/essaycontests.php
ISCID sponsors annual essay contests on complexity, information, and design. Cash prizes are $1000 undergraduate and $2000 graduate. Deadline: June 1.
|Daniel Singer Prize – http://www.danielsinger.org
Original essays, in any language, are invited on the theme: “What Is the Soul of Socialism?” Cash prize: $5,000. Deadline: August 31st. No entry fees.
|Write-Way Writers’ Essay Contest – http://writenews.exactpages.com
Seeks short essays on the theme, “Cinema Hits and Movie Misses”. This theme is open to a wide number of acceptable interpretations. Maximum length: 1,000 words. No entry fees. Cash prizes total: $225. Winning entries will be published in a “Film Index” book.
|Conversely Antidote Essay Contest – http://www.conversely.com/Masth/conte.shtml
Annual contest for essays about female-male romantic relationships. Word limits: 750 (minimum), 2,000 (maximum). Cash prizes total $375. Entry fee: $7.50. Deadline: June 30.