Topic for the 2023-2024 school year is: “Optimism: How It Connects Us” Who: The contest is open to contestants under the age of 19 as of October 1st of the current Optimist International contest year (October 1 – September 30) and who have not yet completed secondary school or its equivalent, including CEGEP students in Québec, Canada. There is no minimum age. Students must enter in the District in which they reside. U.S. students attending school on military installations outside the U.S. are eligible to enter in their last home of record.

Entry due to Club by February 11, 2024.

  • Club Contest Date will be early February 11th, 2024
  • District Contest Date: March 2023

General Information from Optimist International can be found at:

2023-2024 Essay Application – Roseville, MN – 35232

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Please read the application form carefully.