All details for operating an Oratorical Contest at the Club, Zone or District level are available on the Optimist International website at www.optimist.org. The Oratorical section of the program planning guide contains instructions, applications, and judging forms.
Contact: MWO Chair: Pat Shack (pmuir62[at]hotmail.com)
The topic for the 2018 – 2019 Optimist year is
“Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?”
Winners at the Club and Zone levels will receive recognition for their participation. Districts have the opportunity to provide a first place scholarship of $2,500, a second place scholarship of $1,500, and a third place scholarship of $1,000. These scholarships are funded by the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation and awarded by Optimist International.
The deadline to submit winners to Optimist International is May 15, 2019.