Optimist Club Oratorical Contest Deadline: March 9, 2023
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 16th 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!
Oratorical Topic:“Discovering the Optimism within Me ” Who: Any student under the age of 19 as of 10/1/2022 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 the contest rules and brochure for more details. When: The Club Competition is March 16, 2023 at 6:30PM (arrive by 6:00PM) Where: Silverbrook Intermediate School library Got Questions? Contact contest chair, Lance Roell, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 262-306-8789. Register for the contest by March 9th!
Optimist Club Visual Arts Competition Deadline: April 1, 2023 (Contest: April 10-22, West Bend Community Memorial Library)
View the OptimistVisual Arts Flyer HERE. Sponsored by: Download the Optimist Visual Arts Entry Form HERE. View the Optimist Visual Arts Competition Rules HERE.
The 2023 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, 2022. 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 April, 1 2023. 7. Submit each painting or drawing with a copy of the entry form to the Circulation/Information desk at the West Bend Community Memorial Library, (Attn: Terika Koch) 630 Poplar Street, West Bend, WI 53095 Attach a copy of the entry form to the back of each submission. 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 artwork will then be put on public display at the West Bend Community Memorial Library between April 10 and April 22, 2023, where it will be judged by the public based on its visual quality and its relationship to the topic: OPTIMISM. 10. 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. 11. The two first-place winners (1st place paintings & 1st place drawings) will then be submitted by the 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 April 1, 2023
Submit each with an attached Entry Form.
Download the Entry Form 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).