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Essay Contest

Essay Contest


Topic:     "Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?"

Due Date to NE District:      Saturday, March 7, 2020

Chairperson:  Lana Urban
                        1717 Eastridge Ave
                         Seward NE 68434
                         famofurbs@gmail.com
                         402-641-3099

January Essay Contest Newsletter:  [Click Here]

Contest Application:  

Club Contest Planning Guide: 

Nebraska District Optimist Essay Contest: 

Take a look at the 2018-2019 Winning Essay   [ Click Here ]

Awards:  
1st Place Winner Receives $2,500 Scholarship

Here is your 2020 1st Place Winning Essay - by Madalyn Lobmeyer, sponsored by the Seward Optimist Club

Here is your 2020 2nd Place Winning Essay - by Maddox Weckerle-Dietz, sponsored by the Norfolk Noon Optimist Club

Here is your 2020 3rd Place Winning Essay - by Cade Suing, sponsored by the Gretna Optimist Club


Eligibility Update:  Contestants who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent and are under 19 as of October 1, 2019.  Interested students submit their essay on the topic to their local optimist clubs. 

Sponsoring:   The district winner is sponsored by a club. The Essay Contest scholarship is sponsored by Optimist International Foundation to give youth the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. 

Requirements:  Essays need to be between 700 - 800 words.  (Applications with contest rules must be submitted to your local club)

Schedule:  All Club-level contests are held by early February and submitted to the District Chair by March 7, 2020.

District Deadline:  District winner will be submitted to Optimist International by April 15, 2020


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