Are you a Uni student? Can you read and write (let's not make too many optimistic assumptions)? Need cash? (What student doesn't?) Does "US$13,000 in prizes, including a considerable first prize of US$5,000" sound like a useful reward for a 1,000 word essay?
Then the 2006 ARI Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is right up your alley. Details here. [Hat tip Act on Campus] Note that agreement is not necessary. As the rules say, "Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized." If that sounds within your talents, then go ahead and give it a go.
LINKS: Atlas Shrugged essay contest - Ayn Rand Institute
Essay competition - Act on Campus
TAGS: Books, Education, Objectivism