Atlas Shrugged Video Contest
Create a short web video, 3 minutes max, on how Ayn Rand’s epic story relates to current issues in society or in your own life. And have fun doing it.
Sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute, videos will be judged on their intellectual strength, creativity and persuasiveness.
- Grand Prize
$5,000; winning video posted on the Atlas Shrugged website
- 2nd Prize
- Viewer’s Choice
Apple iPad pre-loaded with writings of Ayn Rand
- Contest Entry Starts
- October 1, 2010 @12:00 AM (PDT)
- Contest Entry Ends
- December 8, 2010 @11:59 PM (PST)
Your web video should focus on the ideas expressed in the masterpiece by Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged.
You might compare Directive 10-289 to recent government regulations. Or possibly address the importance of having purpose in life by examining the protagonist in the book, Dagny Taggart.
Just make sure your video:
• Clocks under three minutes
• Is in English
• Is under 1024 MB in size
• Has a “PG” sensitivity
• Doesn’t include “talking head” rants
• Expresses your own unique thoughts
• Urges viewers to take action
Important: Do not use any TV shows, commercials, video and music recordings without permission of the rightful owner.
Viewer Voting Starts: October 1, 2010 @12:00 AM (PDT)
Viewer Voting Ends: December 22, 2010 @11:59 PM (PST)
Winners Announced: December 23, 2010
The first 200 entries will receive a copy of Atlas Shrugged free to give to a friend.
For more information, please refer to the Official Rules page. Or contact us at:
Ayn Rand Institute
2121 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606
The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Irvine, California, works to introduce young people to Ayn Rand’s novels, to support scholarship and research based on her ideas, and to promote the principles of reason, rational self-interest, individual rights and laissez-faire capitalism to the widest possible audience.
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