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Optimist Essay Contest – NOW CLOSED

October 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - January 30, 2023 @ 11:30 pm

The Optimist Club of Calgary is again sponsoring the Optimist International Essay Scholarship Contest for the 2022-23 school year.  The contest is open to students who are under 19 years of age on October 1, 2022. Students must write a 700-to-800-word essay on the topic “Who is an Everyday Hero That Brings Out the Optimism in You?”

The Optimist Club of Calgary Essay Contest is now closed. Nine students have entered. Results will be posted on this website after February 15.

Entries were accepted on a first come, first entered basis. All entries were acknowledged on receipt by the Optimist Club of Calgary.

The Optimist Club of Calgary will give cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 to the three best essays entered into the contest. The best essay will be forwarded to a second contest in which the best essays from all the Optimist clubs in the Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana, and Northern Wyoming District are entered. The best essay from this group will receive a $2,500 post-secondary scholarship provided by the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation.

For more information about the Essay Contest, visit the Optimist International Website.


October 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am
January 30, 2023 @ 11:30 pm
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