Optimist International 2021 Essay Contest

The Optimist Club of Helena is hosting an essay contest which is the first step in the contest sponsored by Optimist International.  The competition starts at the club level and progresses to the district level (the district includes Montana, part of northern Wyoming, Alberta, and Saskatchewan).  One contestant from the local club contest will advance to the district level.  The winning essay at the district level contest will be awarded a $2,500.00 Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:  The contest is open to youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2020, and not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution.  A copy of a birth certificate or passport will be required for the contestant that advances from the club contest to the district level contest.

How to Enter:  An application for entry for each contestant must be received by the local club by the end of day Wednesday, February 10, 2021, but the sooner the better.  Interested youth will prepare a 700-800 word essay on the ASSIGNED TOPIC (see below) to be submitted to the Optimist Club of Helena.  The contestant’s essay must be received by the Optimist Club of Helena by the end of day Saturday, February 20, 2021.  Carefully read the rules provided on the application form.

Applications should be submitted to the Optimist Club of Helena by mail or email:

MAIL to Jon Moe, Optimist Club of Helena, 1065 Cap Road, Helena, MT 59602

EMAIL to optimistofhelena@gmail.com

Questions?  Call or text Jon at 406-439-4284


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