The contest is open to students who are 18 years and younger as of October 1, 2018, who have not yet graduated from high school.
Entries should be between 700 and 800 words in the format specified in the contest rules.
The contest is designed to give young people an opportunity to express their own opinions regarding the world in which they live.
In addition to developing skills for critical thinking and written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a scholarship.
Submission deadline for the Essay contest is February 8, 2019.
Please go to our menu bar and select Contact to connect via email to our Club for more information.
This Essay contest gives young people the opportunity to express their own written opinions on a predetermined topic.
The contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills.
Each year the topic for the essay contest is announced here in late August/early September.
In addition, the first place winning essay will be entered by the Club in the annual Central Ontario Optimist District contest where a ,500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the District winner.