Essays are being accepted for the 2019-20 Club Level essay contest. The contest is open to students under age 19 as of Oct. 1, 2019 who are not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution. This contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people their own views around a central idea.
Topic: "Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?"
Judging Deadlines: The deadline for students to submit essays is Feb. 15, 2020. Essay and application must be emailed to email@example.com. Only electronic essay attachments will be accepted. The winning essay will be identified no later than Feb. 28. First- through third-place finishers will be recognized at an Optimist Club of Rolla meeting in March. Essay’s must be in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file.
Prizes: The Optimist Club will award $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Medallions will also be awarded to first- through third-place finishers. All participants shall receive a lapel pin. The winning essay will be forwarded to the East Missouri District, Optimist International, and compete for a plaque and a $2,500 college scholarship.
2019-20 Optimist Essay Contest Official Rules
Each contestant must be given a copy of the rules and must complete the entry form. The rules contain information about the contest, judging and awards.
Application for 2019-20 Optimist International Essay Contest
Official Rules are included with the application. Please ensure you have read and understand the General Rules, Qualifications for Contestants, Contest Rules, Judging and Timing, Scoring, Penalties and Awards.
The deadline for students to submit essays is Feb. 15, 2020. Essay and application must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only electronic essay attachments will be accepted. Your essay must be in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file.
For assistance contact Rolla Optimist Essay Contest Chairperson Rob Barth or Jenny Adams at email@example.com.