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Local Optimist Clubs Essay & Oratorical Contest Underway

There is still time left for students to enter the Optimist Essay Contest or Oratorical Contest. The deadline is February 1, 2020 for the essay or March 14 for the oratorical contest.

For the essay contest, local prizes include a $250 cash award for two winners. DMM District Essay Contest Award is a $2,500 scholarship!

Optimist Essay Contest Details

For the oratorical contest, Students have an opportunity to win cash prizes on a local level of $200, $100 and $50. On the District level there are 2 - $2500 Scholarships. 1st place District winner goes on to a Regional and possible World contest to win additional Scholarships. Regional is $5000, World is $15,000, $10,000 and $5000. The local contest is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the Great River Regional Library. Winners of the local contest move on to the Optimist Zone 9 contest on Saturday, April 4.

Optimist Oratorical Contest Details