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2020-2021 Optimist Essay Contest

2020-2021 Optimist Essay Contest! This contest is open to any students under the age of 19, with the opportunity for local prizes, and a district scholarship. The following prizes will be provided locally:

  • 1st place: $250
  • 2nd place: $150
  • 3rd place: $100

The local contest winner will also be entered into an area essay contest (the Dakotas, Manitoba, Minnesota District of Optimist International) where the first-place prize is a $2,500 scholarship.  Last year, there were only 19 contestants at that level.

Download the application.