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Essay Contest 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.
In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship! 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.
How to Enter Interested students prepare an essay on the pre-assigned topic and submit it to their local Optimist Club. The essays are judged at the Club level, District level and the International level. Applications, official rules and a program guide are available from the Optimist International website.
The planning guide includes a copy of the entry application and official rules. It is available on the Optimist International website at www. Here, Clubs can find useful materials that will help them organize and run their Essay Contest program. There is no minimum age. See the official contest rules for additional eligibility requirements.
Students attending school on military installations outside the United States are eligible to enter in their last home of record. Students who have previously won an Optimist International Essay Scholarship are not eligible to compete in this competition again.
The essay must be between and words in length. The Club level awards may be given in the form of a scholarship, savings bond or cash prize but are completely discretionary. Entries must include all of the following four documents: A typed, double-spaced copy of the essay with cover sheet.
The first-place winner will be invited to the third quarter NC East District meeting to present his or her essay and receive his or her award. Most public, private and charter schools set their curriculums and select their educational projects over the summer or early in the first part of the academic year.
This requires clubs to make these contests known to the faculty and staff at or before this time. This endorsement can go a long way when your Club is requesting that principals and teachers offer this program to their students.
The directory for DPI and school district staff and school principals is located at: For the directory, go to www. Because the families who home school their children are usually more flexible in their curriculums, they are often open to trying something new. Check out the website for North Carolinians for Home Education at www.
Also found there is contact information for the home school support groups for individual counties. For the name of the regional director for your area, go to the Home School Resource Guide at www.
A variety of sample news releases are available on the O. All you have to do is fill in the blanks! The Essay Contest news releases can be found at the following location: Below are sample news releases that Clubs and Districts can use to promote their Essay Contests.
Please note that the.Club recognition: Three finalists were honored at the Timonium Optimist dinner on Mar. 5, Timonium Winners Have Taken Top OI Essay Prize.
– Club Essay Contest. Win a scholarship toward advanced education! Students write a essay expressing their views on the assigned topic for the year. The applications are reviewed by a panel of Optimist Club members and the winners are chosen by a weighted formula.
The program began in with the Club funding a $2, scholarship each year to a Calvert County student. The Optimist International Essay Contest was first sponsored in Club winners advance to the District contest. Essays must contain at .
An Optimist International program for students to have the opportunity to earn scholarships to pursue opportunities in higher education. Club winners advance to District, where one District winner will receive a $2, scholarship.
Optimist Club of Calgary Oratorical Contest Winners – A total of eight students between Grade 8 and Grade 12 entered the Oratorical contest.
Each of the following winning students received a medal, a small cash award and a certificate of participation containing the Optimist Creed.
The contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills. Awards: Winners will receive monetary awards funded equally by BB&T Bank and .
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