Download the application for this year's Optimist International Essay Contest below. 2018-2019 Application. Oratorical Contest. Since its start in 1928, the Oratorical contest has become the longest running program sponsored by Optimist International. The contest is designed for youth to gain experience in public speaking and provide them with the opportunity to complete for a college.
The Pittsburgh North Optimist Foundation, in conjunction with Optimist International Foundation, is participating in this year’s 2018-2019 Optimist International Essay Contest. The contest is divided into two levels of competition: Club and District. PNOC is the local club level. Entrant must be under age 19 and a current high school student.