Oratorical and essay contests the optimist oratorical contest gives youngsters the chance to speak to the world more than $150,000 in college scholarships funded by the optimist international foundations is awarded annually from this program. We also sponsor an annual oratorical contest for students the topic for next year's contest will be announced in september and will be posted here and on facebook with a link to the rules this competition begins at the club level and winners can compete at the zone, district, region and ultimately international. Essay/ oratorical contests essay contest under the leadership of amanda wambolt the optimist club is conducting its annual essay contest with essays due no later than february 22nd, 2017 youth under the age of 18 as of october 1, 2016 has the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live.
The essay contest is sponsored by optimist international to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live the approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. Background optimist international sponsors three scholarship contests our tri-county optimist club annually conducts an essay and oratorical contest for students in which our club participates annually. The optimist international oratorical contest gives youngsters the chance to speak to the world more than $159,000 are awarded annually in scholarships to youth with nearly 2,000 clubs participating in this program each year. The great falls optimist club held an awards ceremony on thursday, may 10, 2018, at the great falls library honoring exceptional youth in the community after a crowd of about 50 people dined on a.
Essay contest this contest presents young people this opportunity to write about their opinions regarding the world in which they live optimist international awards each district contest winner a $2,500 scholarship for advanced education. The optimist international oratorical contest is open to students under the age of 19 to be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, is there a fine line between optimism and reality” to be presented at your local optimist club's contest. The optimist oratorical contest gives youngsters the chance to speak to the world more than $150,000 in college scholarships funded by the optimist international foundations is awarded annually from this program. The optimist oratorical contest has become the longest-running program sponsored by optimist international the program is recommended by both the national association of secondary school principals and the american association of school administrators. The optimist international essay contest was first sponsored in 1983 club winners advance to the district contest essays must contain at least 700 words but no more than 800 words.
The topic for the optimist essay contest is the optimist international essay contest was first sponsored in find this pin and more on optimist international scholarship contestants by linda vaught the dade county sentinel, local students compete in trenton/dade optimist club's oratorical competition. The optimist club of dearborn has been participating in the optimist essay contest for over 40 years and has been active in the community since 1940 other programs and service projects that the club is involved in include oratorical contest, art contest and respect for law awards. Optimist oratorical world championships: optimist international and st louis university have partnered to host an exciting new enhancement to the optimist oratorical contest and scholarships the new optimist oratorical world championships will be june 28-29, 2018. Optimist international sponsors three scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: the communication contest for the deaf and hard of hearing (ccdhh), the essay contest and the oratorical contest. Oratorical contest the oratorical contest is open to students under the age of 18 as of october 1, 2017 who have not yet graduated from high school or its equivalent students are required to prepare a 4- to 5-minute speech on a pre-assigned topic.
Essay contest application find a club to participate oratorical contest oratorical contest application oratorical club chair guide oratorical district chair contact info required info – oratorical find a club to participate 2019 optimist international convention louisville, kentucky june 30 – july 3, 2019. The contest is open to students under age 19 (as of october 1, 2018) who have not yet graduated from high school entries should be between 700 and 800 words in the format specified in the contest rules. Essay contest oratorical contest the essay contest and the oratorical contest the contests are conducted at the club level, then zone, and at the district level district-level scholarships are funded by the optimist international foundations and awarded by optimist international this contest requires students under the age of 18 who. Essay contest oratorical contest communication contest for the deaf and hard of hearing (ccdhh) junior golf competition tri-star sports internet safety respect for law junior optimist international (joi. Oratorical & essay contest beginning in 1928, the oratorical contest has become the longest-running program of optimist international the contest is designed for young people to gain experience in public speaking and provide them with an opportunity to compete for multiple college scholarships with a pre-assigned topic.
Optimist international ambassador: bryan mccormick: pgi district chair: jack akerman: 2018-2019 district chairs for oratorical, essay, and ccdhh contests and kids speak out oratorical contest and kids speak out arlene akerman, co-chair. To enter the contest students must be under the age of 19â who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent contact your local optimist club or oratorical chair see web site. Optimist international essay & oratorical contest information please see page 5 essay and oratorical contest: contact: cns optimist club website designed at homestead™ get a website and list your business. Optimist international oratorical contest please view our february and march 2018 calendars for local contest dates students from all over north america will advance to compete with international students at the world championship to be held june 27-29, 2018 at saint louis university.
The members of the club dedicate themselves to community service and to making arlington a better place for all to live we believe that in giving of ourselves in service, our community becomes a better place. Sent dear 4-h members and families, through our local optimist international clubs, you have a great opportunity to show off your 4-h spirit the optimists have annual essay contests and oratorical contests that are open to all youth.