2022 Optimist Contests

Are you an aspiring author? Or perhaps enjoy public speaking? Or you’d simply like to work on improving those skills?

The Optimist Club of Waterloo North is looking for local students to participate in our annual Essay Contest and/or Oratorical Contest for the 2021-22 school year.

Students in our area are being invited to showcase their writing and/or public speaking skills in our upcoming contests being held in early 2022.

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 $22,500 in scholarships are available within Optimist International for the Oratorical Contest.

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

“Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times”

“How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow?”