2021 Oratorical and Essay Competitions

Are you an aspiring author? Or perhaps enjoy public speaking?

The Optimist Club of Waterloo North is looking for local students to participate in our annual Essay Contest and/or Oratorical Contest for the 2020-21 school year.

Students in our area are being invited to showcase their writing and/or public speaking skills in our upcoming virtual events to be held in early 2021.

Contestants will participate in a club-level contest and local winners move on to compete at higher levels where scholarships are awarded to winners. Up to $25,000 in scholarships are available within Optimist International.

Topics for this year’s contests are below. Click on the contest buttons for more details and application forms.

“Healing the World with Optimism”

“Reaching your Dreams by Choosing Optimism”