Essay Contest

This contest presents young people the opportunity to write about their opinions regarding the world in which they live. Optimist International awards each District contest winner a $2,500 scholarship for advanced education.

The theme for the 2023-2024 school year is “Optimism: How It Connects Us.”

Information for clubs on how to conduct the essay contest can be found on the Optimist Internationl Website.

Deadline for clubs to enter their winning essay for the Illinois District contest is February 28, 2024.  Send entries to:

Aiden Mcdonnell