Our organization is part of Optimist International whose mission and vision statement are listed below.
Specifications The Optimist International Essay contest is divided into two levels of competition: Contestants must enter through a local Optimist Club, or an at-large contest if a local club is not available.
Contestants must compose an original essay with limited guidance from others. Works of fiction or poetry will not be accepted. All District-level competitions must have a minimum of 3 contestants participating. Optimist International will have the right to edit, publish or otherwise duplicate any essay entered into the contest without payment to the author.
Scholarships awarded are for use at a college, university or trade school only. All scholarships will be administered by Optimist International.
Winners of an Optmist International scholarship must claim their scholarship by the age of Eligibility The contest is open to students under age 19 who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent.
Students must enter in the District in which they reside. No student who has previously won an Optimist Essay contest scholarship will be eligible to compete at any level of the competition again.
All contestants at each level of the contest must furnish a copy of their birth certificate or passport before participating. How to Apply Participants must write on the official topic.
Each entry must begin with a title page containing: At the top of page 1 should be the official topic and the number of words penalty of 2 points for lack of topic and 5 points for failure to identify the total number of words correctly.
Essays must be typewritten and double-spaced. Deduction of 5 points Essays must contain at least words but no more than words. Every word of the essay is counted.
This does not include the title, bibliography or footnotes. Each page of the essay must be numbered starting with page 1 of the essay, not the title page. The numbers must be centered at the bottom of each page. Any quotations or copyrighted material used must be identified properly.
Failure to identify non-original material will result in disqualification. No reference can be made in the essay that identifies the student, parents, school, community, sponsoring Optimist Club or District.The Optimist Club of Littleton recently voted to increase the amounts of the cash prizes for the top three contestants in the annual Essay and Oratorical contests at the local club competition to $ for first prize, $ for second prize, and $ for third prize, in addition to awarding gold.
Sep 10, · Startups news from the, including the latest news, articles, quotes, blog posts, photos, video and more. The top-achieving young writer, Emily Burnett, received a $ scholastic award from the Plainfield Optimist Club, and her essay has been submitted to the District level competition for a chance to win a $2, scholarship.
The Optimist International Essay contest is divided into two levels of competition: Club and District.
2. Contestants must enter through a local Optimist Club. The Optimist International Essay contest is divided into two levels of competition: Club and District. Contestants must enter through a local Optimist Club, or an at-large contest if a local club . Sauk Trails Optimist Club of Madison both Optimists and Memorial High School JOOI Youth coordinated a Christmas Party for over youth at the Lussier Center in Madison.
Each child received a present, there was a juggler, Santa appeared, pictures were taken, and food was enjoyed by all present.