2018-2019 Optimist International Oratorical Contest

The Optimist Club of Reno is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2017-2018 year.

Contestants will prepare a four to five minute presentation on the subject to be presented to the judges. After the Optimist Club of Reno receives your application, an invitation will be sent to invite you to a banquet where the judging will take place. Applications must be received by February 15, 2019.

Who:Students under the age of 18 as of  October 1, 2018 who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent and who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean.

Application and rules for 2018-2019 contest


For questions and concerns, please contact:
Lori: dragonsandlions.radoumis731@gmail.com
Chrystal: chrystalhbackes@gmail.com

Mail your application to:
Optimist Club of Reno
P.O. Box 148
Reno, NV 89504

The Optimist Club of Reno has been participating in the Optimist Oratorical Contest for several years and has been active in the community since 1942.

2016-2017 Oratorical contest and 2017 scholarship awards

Here are some photos from our 2017 scholarship awards and our 2016-2017 Oratorical contest.

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