Optimist International Essay Contest

The Optimist International Essay Contest is a scholarship program for young writers who are 19 years old or younger and not enrolled in a post-secondary degree program. Competitions are held at the club level with winners moving onto the Colorado-Wyoming Optimist District Essay Contest to compete for a $2500 scholarship. This year’s topic is Optimism: How It Connects Us. The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. Club contests must be completed by February 28, 2024.
District winners will be announced by April 15, 2024. 

2024 Essay Contest Flyer 

23-24 Essay Contest Application Form 
Club Essay Contest Planning Guide
Jeff Gartz, District Essay Chairperson, jeffgartz@gmail.com