Oratorical Contest

“Healing the World with Optimism”
Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club’s
2021 Oratorical Contest

Sunday March 28th, 2021
1:00 pm Contest Begins
Registration will be remote then confirmed upon arrival
RE/MAX RESULTS – Conference room
358 Enterprise Drive, Warsaw IN 46580

  1. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers
  2. 1st and 2nd place qualify for Zone Contest
  3. Scholarship prizes for advancement in the National Contest.

Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club – 04555
Optimist International Oratorical Contest
Topic 2021

“Healing the World with Optimism”

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 a first place scholarship of $2,500, a second place scholarship of $1,500, and a third place scholarship of $1,000.

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 Foundations is awarded annually from this program.

Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2020 (and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution) in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. There is no minimum age.

How To Enter:
Chairman Jeff Owens, please e-mail: contest@jeffowens.net, or call or text: 574.527.1387

The deadline to enter is March 26th, 2021 or when 20 entries have been received by the sponsoring Optimist Club. 

This year we will will have contestants scheduled to arrive, perform, and then exit after they have finished their speech.  The performance and results will be available live via zoom. The performance room will be limited to 7 people, all will be masked.  Contestants will have the option to present without a mask.