Thursday, March 21, 2013

Annual Oratorical Contest to be Held on April 17

The Coquitlam Optimist Club is offering $100, $50 and $25 cash prizes plus an opportunity to win a scholarship worth up to $2,500 in the annual Optimist International Oratorical Contest.
The Oratorical Contest is open to students under age 19 who have not graduated from secondary school. Contestants must give a 4-5 minute long speech on a pre-assigned topic. The 2013 topic is “Why My Voice is Important.”
The Coquitlam Optimist Club’s contest will be held on April 17, 2013, 7:00 PM in the Boardroom at Douglas College (1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).  
First and second place winners of the club’s contest will advance to a zone and/or regional contest.  First and second place winners of the regional contest will compete in the Pacific Northwest District Contest, where $2500, $1500 and $1000 scholarships will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners, respectively.  The Pacific Northwest District Oratorical Contest will take place on May 18, 2013 in Richland, Washington.
To participate in the Coquitlam Optimist Club’s contest, please fill out an application form and submit it to by April 3, 2103.  Download the Optimist International Oratorical Contest application and rules here.  For questions or further information e-mail the Coquitlam Optimist Club at