Oratorical Contest

Topic for the 2016-2017 School Year is: “What the World Gains from Optimism.”

The Oratorical Contest is open to students under 18 as of October 1, 2016 and who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. Students are required to prepare a 4- to 5-minute speech on a pre-assigned topic. This contest is designed to assist youth in gaining public speaking experience and provide them with an opportunity to compete for a scholarship

 

  •   Club prize: Medallions, Saving Bonds
      Zone prize: Plaque
      District prize:Plaque and two $2,500 scholarships
      or
      Plaque and a first-place scholarship of $2,500, a second-place scholarship of $1,500, and a third-place scholarship of $1,000
  •   Club prize: Medallions, Saving Bonds
      • District prize: Plaque and a $2,500 college scholarship
        International prize: First place - plaque and $6,000 college scholarship
                                      Second place - plaque and $3,750 college scholarship
                                      Third place - plaque and $2,250 college scholarship
  • Essay Contest

    Topic for the 2016-17 School Year is: "Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges"

    This contest requires students under 18 as of October 1, 2016 and who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean to compose a 700- to 800-word essay around a central idea. The contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills. One scholarship of $2,500 per District is awarded by Optimist International each year.Winners progress to the next level.

September 25, 2017

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