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2023-24 Hilliard Optimist Club Essay Contest Application

2023-24   Hilliard Optimist Club Essay Contest    “Optimism: How it Connects Us" 
 1.The Optimist International Essay contest is divided into two levels of competition: Club and District.

2. Contestants must enter through a local Optimist Club, or an At-Large contest if a local club is not available.  An At-large student may not have competed in an Optimist International or District contest in the same year.
3. Contestants must compose an original essay with limited guidance from others. Webster’s dictionary defines an essay as an analytic or interpretative literary composition. Works of fiction or poetry will not be accepted.
4. All District-level competitions must have a minimum of 3 contestants participating.
5. Optimist International will have the right to edit, publish or otherwise duplicate any essay entered into the contest without payment to the author

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,


This contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. The topic selected each year is intended to give young people the room to develop their own views around a central idea. In addition to the opportunity for written expression, participants have the opportunity to win a college scholarship of up to $5,000! Each year, more than 1,000 Clubs participate in this contest.

If you have any questions or need additional information - contact Yosef Schiff      [email protected]

  Essays and applications must be received by Jan 30, 2023
  Mail to 
  Yosef Shiff
  5275 Scioto Darby Rd
  Hilliard OH 43026
  email   [email protected] 
   Awards are
   First Place $500
   Second Place $250
   Third Place   $150



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