The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a scholarship.
Please review the eligibility and contest rules carefully on previous page before you submit your application and essay.
Essay MUST be a minimum of 700 words but no more than 800 words. Each entry must begin with a title page containing: topic, number of words, writer's name, address, phone number, name of school and date of birth.