Optimist International’s Oratorical Contest

Topic for the 2021-22 school year is:

 Staying optimistic in challenging times.

For more information, contact Greg Babineau

CLICK HERE to download contest rules and application from Optimist International

*** If there is interest, we will also hold a Communications Contest for the Hearing Impaired ***

The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives youngsters a chance to speak to the world. 
More than $159,000 in scholarships are annually. Optimist International clubs have 
been conducting Oratorical Contests since 1928. Many famous individuals have 
participated, including actress Julia Roberts.

Each Optimist club conducts competitions for middle or high school students under age 19

Speeches must run for 4-5 minutes in length. Girls and Boys compete at the club 
level. All presentations must speak on the topic. Winners at the club 
level cash awards. The District boy and girl winner each receive 
a $2,500 college scholarship. The Weddington Optimist’s club contest 
will be conducted in April 23, 2022.