ESSAY CONTEST INFORMATION

Click the link on our website and/or the optimist international website for information on the 2018-19 contest!  DEADLINE FOR THIS YEAR's CONTEST IS FEBRUARY 8, 2019

The Pittsburgh North Optimist Foundation, in conjunction with Optimist International Foundation, is participating in this year’s 2018-2019 Optimist International Essay Contest.  The contest is divided into two levels of competition:  Club and District.  

PNOC is the local club level.

 

  • Entrant must be under age 19 and a current high school student.

  • This year’s topic is “When All the World's Problems are Solved is Optimism Still Necessary?”

  • Each entry must begin with a title page containing:  the official topic, number of words, writer’s name, address, phone number, name of school, and date of birth.

  • Essays must be typewritten and double-spaced and should be 700-800 words in length (title, footnotes and bibliography are not included in the final word count; hyphenated words count as one word)

  • Any quotations or copyrighted material used must be identified properly.

  • No references can be made in the essay that identifies the student, parents, school, community or sponsoring Optimist Club or District.

  • Deadline for entry at the local level is Friday, February 8, 2019.  The application form is attached.  Contestants must furnish a copy of their birth certificate or passport when entering.

  • Entries may be either

 

ENTRY FORM AND additional information and complete list of rules, including the scoring rubric are available at www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm

If you have questions or need to be sent an entry form,  

      email:   Joyce_deluca@comcast.net

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