Topic: "Optimism:How It Connects Us"
Optimist International sponsors this contest to give young people room to develop their own views around a central idea. In addition to the opportunity for written expression, participants can win a college scholarship!
How to Enter
Interested students should submit essays on the assigned topic by January 31, 2024, at 5:00 PM to the Middleton Area Optimist Club Essay Chair.
The contest is open to contestants under the age of 19 as of October 1st of the current Optimist International contest year (October 1 – September 30) and who have not yet completed secondary school or its equivalent, including CEGEP students in Québec, Canada. There is no minimum age.
700-800 words (Title, footnotes, and bibliography are not included in the final word count). Hyphenated words count as one (1) word. Words are to be counted manually.