OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL ORATORICAL CONTEST    

Topic:
“Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?”

First conducted in 1928, this is the second most popular Optimist International Program. Nearly 2,000 clubs participate in this program each year. The winners at the Club level receive medallions and Zone winners receive a plaque. Districts have the opportunity to provide a first place scholarship of $2,500, a second place scholarship of $1,500, and a third place scholarship of $1,000.


Who:

Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2018 (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.

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, contact the AL-MS District Oratorical Chair by clicking here

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