Topic for the 2017-18 School Year is : "Where are My Roots of Optimism?"
Who: The contest is open to young people through grade 12 in the United States and Canada, to CEGEP in Québec and grade 13 in the Caribbean, who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. Students must submit the results of an audiogram completed no longer than 24 months prior to the date of the contest by a qualified audiologist. Students must be certified to have an uncorrected hearing loss of 40 decibels or more, which must be supported by the audiogram in order to be eligible to compete. Students with permanent correction should compete in the Optimist International Oratorical contest.
How To Enter: Interested students should contact their local Optimist Club. To find out the contact in your area, please e-mail the Programs department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Students, the deadline to enter is determined by the sponsoring Club.
For Clubs and Districts, the deadline for Clubs to submit their winner to the next level of competition is set by the District. District deadline to submit a winner to Optimist International is June 15, 2018.