Essay must be submitted online or postmarked by May 28, 2020, for 11th- and 12th-graders and May 28, 2020, for 8th-, 9th- and 10th-graders, no later than 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. The Ayn Rand Institute has the right to provide contest deadline extensions when deemed appropriate. Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not.