The 2016 - 2017 Optimist International Essay Contest is now under way.
The topic is Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges. Eligible students must be under the age of 18 year as of October 1, 2016 and located in the US, Canada or Caribbean.
I have attached for your use the Essay Rules pad, which outlines the contest rules and regulations for any participant wishing to complete an entry. Please read these and make yourself familiar with them.
At this time I have had two inquiries - one from St. Catharines and the other from Mississauga.
What I am asking is that if your Club plans on running an Essay Contest you let me know as soon as possible so that I may direct any interested applicants to the appropriate Clubs, including the two I have already.
The deadline for submission of Club winning entries is Tuesday February 28, 2017.
There will be no extensions to this date so please ensure that plan your time to account for mailing (if using Canada post). Email submissions preferably in PDF format are strongly encouraged.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Michelle Stokes, BRLS, RGP
CENON District Essay Chair 2016 - 2017