COMMUNICATION CONTEST FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING     

Topic:
“What the World Gains from Optimism'”

The Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) offers an opportunity for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to present their thoughts in the community, gaining skills, which can only come from signing or speaking to a large audience. Patterned after the Optimist Oratorical Contest, the Communication Contest For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing offers hearing impaired youth the chance to compete in speech or sign language.

The winners at the Club level receive medallions.

At the District level a $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the winner.

Who:

The contest is open to young people through grade 12 in the United States and Canada, to CEGEP in Québec and grade 13 in the Caribbean, who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. Students must submit the results of an audiogram completed no longer than 24 months prior to the date of the contest by a qualified audiologist. Students must be certified to have a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more, which must be supported by the audiogram in ord er to be eligible to compete.

How To Enter:

Interested students submit a speech on the pre-assigned topic to their local Optimist Club. To find out the contact in your area, please e-mail the AL-MS District CCDHH Chair at CCDHH@amoptimists.org

For an application with contest rules, click here. The application must be submitted to the sponsoring Optimist Club.