The participant who wins the overall District competition wins the Optimist International Essay Contest. The first prize for winning the overall competition is a beautiful Plaque and a $6,000 college scholarship. The second prizewinner will receive a beautiful Plaque and a $3,750 college scholarship. The Third prizewinner will get a beautiful Plaque and a $2,250 college scholarship. The International Optimist Club also sponsors the Oratorical Contest as well as the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. These have to be entered from the local optimist club in your area. The Optimist International Essay has to be at least 500 words in length. The Optimist International Convention 2009 essay contest will be held in July 2009. If you would like to find more information go to
The Optimist International Essay Contest is open to students under the age of 19 prior to December 31st for the upcoming applicable year. The topic of the is “The Power of Youth”. To be eligible students must attend school in the Caribbean, Canada or the United States. If you are a student that is living on a United States Military Base overseas than you are eligible for this by using your last United States home of record. All of the local Club contests have to be conducted prior to February 28th of the applicable year. Once a student has won the local Club contest they can then progress to the next level of competition. Students from all over the eligible locations are encouraged to enter their local and share their vision.
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WESTON — The Everest Area Optimist Club is encouraging local students to contemplate the phrase “Optimism Should be a Priority” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2015.