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Essay

SWIS District Youth Programs > Essay Contest


Topic for the 2022 - 2023 Year is:

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

 Conference Award Date:        Saturday, May 13, 2023

 Awards:   1st Place Winner Receives $2,500 Scholarship

Eligibility Update:  Contestants under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2022 and have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent.  Interested students submit their essay on the topic to their local optimist clubs. 
 
Sponsoring:     The district winner is sponsored by a club. The Essay Contest scholarship is sponsored by Optimist International Foundation to give youth the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. 

 Requirements:  Essays need to be between 700 - 800 words.  ( Applications with contest rules must be submitted to your local club)

Schedule:         All Club-level contests are held by early February. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed.  Club winners must be submitted to SWIS District Chair by:  February 28, 2023. 

Contact Chair Information:                        Janet McGinty            jlmcginty@tds.net                           

General Contact for Information:         Swisdistrictessay@gmail.com        

Parents and Students:              Essay Application

Club Planning Guide:               Optimist Essay_Planning_Guide

Scholarship General Flyer:      Scholarship_22-23_Flyer 

SWIS District Deadline:  Submit winner to Optimist International by April 2023.

  


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