International Essay Contest for Young People. International Essay Contest for Young People SHARE: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus. This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think.
Essay Contest Rules. Each contestant must be given a copy of the rules and complete the entry form. The rules contain information about the contest, judging and awards. Section I - General Rules. 1. The Optimist International Essay contest is divided into two levels of competition: Club and District. 2. Contestants must enter through a local.