OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL ORATORICAL CONTEST

Topic: "How to Change the World with Optimism"

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 will receive medallions, Zone winners will receive a plaque, and Regional winners will receive a certificate.

There will be three winners awarded scholarships at the District level of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 respectively for first, second and third place.

The deadline for holding Club Contests is March 23, 2024

The Deadline for holding Zone Contests is April 6, 2024

The Deadline for holding Regional Contests is April 20, 2024

The District Contest will be held Saturday, May 4, 2024

The District Oratorical Chair is: Sunny Fridge,

414 Old Whitfield Road Pearl, MS 39208

Cell: 601-454-2008

emailsunny.fridge@gmail.com

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2023-24 Contestant Application Form

The Official Application Form


2023-24 Club Planning Guide

Planning Guide for Your Club Chair.


2023-24 District Planning Guide

Planning Guide for the District Chair


2023-2024 Official Zone/District Regional/District Entry Form

Form Required to Forward Club Winner to the Zone, Regional, and District Contests. (Also on page 15 of planning guide)



News Release Examples

Example News Releases for Before and After Your Contest


Certificate Examples

Example Certificates for Club and District Level Contests