Ohio District of Optimist International Essay Contest
Topic for the 2022-2023 School Year is:
“Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?”
This contest is open to students under the age 19 as of October 1stof the current Optimist International year (October 1 – September 30) and who are not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution. The student, who is educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean must compose a 700-to-800-word essay around a central idea. US contestants attending school on a military installation outside the country are eligible to enter in their last US home of record. The contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills. One scholarship of $2,500 per District is awarded by Optimist International each year. Plus, the Ohio District of Optimist International also awards a $1,000 scholarship.