Oratorical Contest


Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club – 04555

2017 Oratorical Contest

Topic for the 2016-2017:

“What the World Gains from Optimism.”

For Students under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2016.

Friday February 24th, 2017

Kosciusko County Courthouse / Courtroom

100 W Center Street, Warsaw, IN 46580

Doors Open at 6 pm

Contest Starts at 7 pm

Deadline to enter is Wednesday February 22nd 2017



"What the World Gains from Optimism.”
Two contests in one
Local Co-Ed contest:  Prizes for the top three finishers
District Contest:          Top Male and Female finishers will move on to the next level to compete for Scholarship Prizes

The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives youngsters the chance to speak to the world. More than $150,000 in college scholarships funded by the Optimist International Foundation is awarded annually from this program.
First conducted in 1928, this is the second most popular Optimist International Program. Nearly 2,000 clubs participate in this program each year. The winners at the Club level receive medallions and Zone winners receive a plaque. Districts have the opportunity to provide two $2,500 scholarships or a first place scholarship of $2,500, a second place scholarship of $1,500, and a third place scholarship of $1,000.

iPad Mini
Android Tablet
FitBit Charge HR

Jeff Owens
Contest Chairman
504 S Colfax Street
Warsaw, In 46580
574.527.1387 cell or text
7 pm, Doors open at 6 pm

Kosciusko County Courthouse
Old Court Room
2nd floor, east end
100 W Center, Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580


Click Here for 2017 Application