The contest is open to students under age 18 as of October 1, 2015 who have not yet graduated from High School or the equivalent. Contestants are eligible for only one Club's contest during any given year. No student who has previously won and Optimist Essay contest scholarship will be eligible to compete at any level of the competition again. The Meridian Optimist Club awards the first three places with cash awards.
Vacaville High School student Zachary Hancock won the first place for his essay on “Optimism Should be a Priority” for the Optimist Club of Solano County as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2014-15.
Optimist International Essay Contest
Optimist Club to sponsor essay contest: The Optimist Club of Brunswick is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase "Lead by Example: Reality or Fiction" as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2016.
The topic for the 2015-16 Optimist Essay Contest is:
To enter the contest, please complete and submit the following application to the District Essay Contest Chair who will assign you to a Club Contest near your community.
The Everest Area Optimist Club has been participating in the Optimist Essay Contest for many years and meets at noon Thursdays at the Wausau Country Club. Visitors are always welcome.In February, we announced the Zone 9 winners of the Optimist Essay Contest for 2014. We congratulate the following students, all from Prairie Point Middle School:The Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Lead by Example: Realty or Fiction” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2016.Congratulations to the winners of the Westchester Optimist Essay Contest. The topic of this year’s contest was to write an essay about someone in your life who embodies the characteristics of a true Optimist (as spelled out in the Optimist Creed) and why.The Optimist Club of Solano County has been participating in the Optimist International Essay Contest for 17 years and has been active in the community since 1996.