Essay Contest

Topic for the 2020-21 school year is: 

“Reaching your Dreams by Choosing Optimism”

Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2020 (and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution) in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. There is no minimum age.

Members of the public who wish to enter the Optimist Essay Contest must do so by submitting their application forms to their local Optimist Club. Get your application form here. 

Club winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship.