Essay Contest

High School Contest for $2500 Scholarship

ESSAY CONTEST

The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live.

The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In addition to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a cash prize at the club level (up to $500) and if successful at the club level to compete for a college scholarship at the district level of $2,500.

The Essay topic for the 2022-2023 year is:

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

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. For full rules please download and submit the application form by the deadline.

How to Enter

Interested students should submit essays on the assigned topic to the Optimist Club of Brooklin. The essays are judged at the Club level and District level. For full rules please download and submit the application form by the deadline Feb 13, 2023 .

Length

700-800 words (Title, footnotes and bibliography are not included in the final word count). Hyphenated words count as one (1) word. Words are to be counted manually.

Contact Monica Gibson for more details brooklinessaycontest@gmail.com

Essay Application Form (PDF):

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