Optimist Club Oratorical Contest Deadline: March 1, 2022
Since its start in 1928, the Optimist Oratorical Contest has become the longest-running program sponsored by Optimist International. The contest is designed for youth to gain experience in public speaking and provide them with the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship.
Participants will start by competing at the Club level, in West Bend at Silverbrook Intermediate School on March 10th at 6:30pm. The first place winner will receive $150 and a medallion. The second place winner will receive $100 and a medallion. All other participants will receive a certificate. First and second place winners will advance to the zone competition, and from there can advance to the super zone district, regional and world competitions for additional scholarships up to $22,500!
Complete the application form using this link and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st with the subject line: Oratorical Contest. Or request an application form by emailing: email@example.com. Then, start preparing and practicing your speech!
Questions? Contact contest chair, Lance Roell by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 262-306-8789. Register for the contest by March 3rd!
Oratorical Topic:Staying Optimistic In Challenging Times Who: Any student under the age of 19 as of 10/1/2021 residing in the West Bend School District boundaries. There is no minimum age to participate. What: A 4-5 minute speech on the topic. See contest rules and brochure for more details. When: The Club Competition is March 10th starting at 6:30PM and will be held in the Silverbrook Library. Where: Silverbrook Intermediate School library
Optimist Club Visual Arts Competition Deadline: March 31, 2022
The 2022 Optimist Visual Arts Competition! Co-Sponsored by the Optimist Club of West Bend and West Bend Meijer!
View COMPLETE Competition Rules HERE: 1. Artists must be eleven years old or younger as of October 1, 2021. 2. There are two separate categories of artwork: Paintings & Drawings. 3. The artists may submit only one piece of artwork in each category. 4. The artwork is to reflect the artist’s concept of: "OPTIMISM" 5. Finished art should be mounted on a frame mat no larger than 16 inches square. 6. The deadline to submit all artwork is March 31. 7. Artwork is to be submitted by delivering it to the Circulation/Information Desk at the West Bend Community Memorial Library, 630 Poplar Street, West Bend, WI 53095 (ATTN: Terika Koch) 8. So each entry is judged solely on the quality of the artwork, no names are to be on the front of the artwork. The artist’s name and any other identifiers may not appear on the front of the artwork, but must be included on the official - Entry Form. 9. The official Entry Form must be attached to the back of each entry. 10. Between April 1 and April 8, the will choose the finalists in each category (paintings & drawings). The chosen finalists’ artwork will then be put on public display at the West Bend Community Memorial Library between April 9 and April 17, 2022, where it will be judged by the public based on its visual quality and its relationship to the topic: OPTIMISM. 11. First, second, and third place winners in each category as judged by the public will receive an award from the Optimist Club and West Bend Meijer. 12. The two first place winners (1st place paintings & 1st place drawings) will then be submitted by the of West Bend Optimist Club of West Bend to Optimist International the for a chance to win a $250 scholarship. Their artwork will also be displayed at the 2022 Optimist International Convention and featured on the Optimist International website.
Submit all paintings and drawings by March 31, 2022
Submit each with an attached Entry Form.
Download Entry Form from: HERE • Submit all paintings and drawings by delivering to the: Circulation/Information Desk (ATTN: Terika Koch) West Bend Community Memorial Library, 630 Poplar Street, West Bend, WI 53095
"OPTIMISM" Defined: Optimism is a form of positive thinking that includes the belief that you are responsible for your own happiness, and that more good things than bad will continue to happen to you (from www.study.com). Optimism is an attitude reflecting a belief or hope that the outcome of some specific endeavor, or outcomes in general, will be positive, favorable, and desirable (from Wikipedia).