Every year our Club conducts an Essay Contest for students.

The contest is open to students under age 19 as of October 1st 2020 and not enrolled as a degree/diploma seeking student of a post-secondary institution. This contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people room to develop their own views around a central idea. 

In addition to getting a nominal cash prize from our Club, the winner of the Optimist Club of Calgary Essay Contest gets to compete in the AMS&NW District Essay Contest that awards the District winner a $2500 college, university or trade school scholarship.

The winner of this year’s Club Essay Contest is Ziga Poromon.

Her essay has been sent to the AMS&NW Optimist District for entry into the District Essay Contest.