The Coquitlam Optimist Club is offering $175 in prizes and an opportunity to win scholarships with values up to $2500 in Optimist International’s 2012 Oratorical Contest.
The Oratorical Contest is open to students under 18 years of age as of December 31, 2011, who have not graduated from secondary school. Contestants must give a 4-5 minute speech on the topic “How my Optimism Helps me Overcome Obstacles.”
The Coquitlam Optimist Club will award cash prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place to local students. The first and second place winners will have the chance to advance through zone and regional oratorical contests. Regional winners will compete at the Pacific Northwest District contest with the opportunity to wins college scholarships worth a $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place or $1,000 for third place.
The Coquitlam Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest will be held on April 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Big River Restaurant, #15-228 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam, BC. To enter, students must fill out an application form and submit it to the club by April 4, 2012. To receive the application form along with detailed contest rules and information on the contest location, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest rules and application form can be downloaded by following this link: http://www.optimist.org/Form/Oratorical_RULES_PAD-E_11-12.pdf.