The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is for students 19 years old or younger who wish to express their thoughts on today’s world in a live-audience presentation. This year’s topic is “Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times.” Contests in Colorado are held at the Club, Zone and District levels with awards and prizes at each level. Clubs hold their 2022 contests before March 26, 2022. First and second place winners are invited to the Regional Contests to be held on April 9, 2022 via Zoom. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place regional winners will advance to the CO-WY District Oratorical Contest being held April 23, 2022 via Zoom.