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2017 Hilliard Optimist Club Essay Contest  "Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges"

1.The Optimist International Essay contest is divided into two levels of competition: Club and District. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
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 guidelines require that contestants be under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2016 and attending a Hilliard school.  Club winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. The District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations.


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 Chuck Davis  614-557-0881  [email protected]




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