Topic for the 2018-19 school year is: "When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?"
Who: Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2018
The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship!