Announcing $500+ in scholarships!
Optimist International Oratorical Contest
Saturday, April 14th 8:00am-12:00pm
at the CentraState Healthcare Conference Center
Presented by The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold
This contest is open to students under the age of 18 as of
October 1, 2017. There is no minimum age and no
grade level requirement.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Submit your 4-5 minute speech and application on “Where are my roots of Optimism?” to the Sunrise Optimist Club Oratorical Contest chairperson Sylvia Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15, 2018
Participants will be evaluated based on the following:
- Strict adherence to the time allowed
- Content of Speech
- Delivery and presentation of speech
- Overall effectiveness
- Level of professionalism
1st and 2nd Place winners will each receive $500 scholarships and the 1st Place winner will compete in the District contest for, 1st Place $2,500, 2nd Place $1,500 and 3rd Place $1,000. The winners from the eight other Optimist districts will compete for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship. The winner of the Regional competition will advance to the International level and compete for $15,000, $10,000 or $5,000 in World Championship Scholarships.
Click here for Rules and Application
Mail application to PO Box 351 Adelphia NJ 07710
Any questions: Contact Bill Woodard (732-446-9782) or Sylvia Allen (732-946-2711)