Essay Contest

October 1st, 2022 - September 30th, 2023

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 addition to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship!

2022-2023 Topic:

Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?

The contest is open to elementary through high school students. All rules are included in the application (below). Bixby Optimist Club top 3 finalists receive $100/$75/$50 cash prizes, with the top essay moving on to District competition for a $2500 scholarship. All entries need to be turned in by February 15th.

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