They need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic. Participants for the essay contest: 1. 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. Contact information for both supply companies can be found here.
All students will receive a certificate of participation. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed.
Please contact your District Chair for more information. The guidelines require that contestants be under the age of 18 as of October 1, and attending school in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean.
To enter, you must contact your local Optimist Club! They contain no information on entering the contest and are of no use to students wishing to enter the contest. When: Students All Club-level contests are held by early February. The Essay Contest planning pages are intended for use by Optimist Clubs in organizing and conducting a contest in their Club.