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The 2019 Oratorical Contest Rules:

Topic: "Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?"  Saturday, March 9th, 2019 9:00am PLEASE REGISTER BELOW

  • Each contestant must fill out and submit an OFFICIAL APPLICATION
  • Students must be no older than 18 as of 10/1/2018
  • All contestants must show proof of age.  Birth certificate or Passport is acceptable
  • Speeches shall be 4 to 5 minutes in length
  • No use of props or special costumes are permitted
  • All speeches must be delivered in English
  • All copyright material must be verbally identified
  • The student is not permitted to identify him/herself, parents, school, or community
  • Each contestant must identify the official topic at the beginning of the speech
If any questions or additional information is needed, please contact Giovanna Hickey [email protected]

Applications are due Feb. 22  2019

  Mailed to Giovanna Hickey
                  Hilliard Optimist Board Sec.
                  4459 Sherwood Dr.
                  Hilliard OH 43026


The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives students the chance to speak to the world. More than $150,000 in college scholarships are awarded annually from this program.

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 two $3,500 scholarships.




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