Essay Contest for Students – WIN PRIZES!

Teachers and parents – here is a great opportunity for your students!  Kids ages 10-18 can enter the 2012 Optimists International Essay Contest and have a chance to win prizes.  This year’s topic is “How My Positive Outlook Benefits my Community.”  

ELIGIBILTY:  Contestants must be between the ages of 10-18 as of December 31, 2011

TOPIC:   “How My Positive Outlook Benefits my Community”

DEADLINE:  Thursday – February 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Grand Forks Club Level:  Entries will be judged in two age categories:

1. Age 10 to 14 as of 12-31-11

2. Age 15 to 18 as of 12-31-11

Grand Forks Optimist Club reserves the right to combine age categories if less than 5 essays are received.

Each contestant must provide a copy of his/her birth certificate with essay entry.

Winner of Each Category Will Receive: $100.00 cash prize, certificate and medallion from the Grand Forks Optimist Club. (NOTE: The essay with the overall highest score will be submitted to the DMM District competition.)

Click on the following links to download the application and rules  http://legacy.grandforksherald.com/pdfs/Essay%20Contest%20Application%202012.pdf

MAIL essay to: Grand Forks Optimist Club, PO Box 12652, GF, ND 58208-2652 or DROP OFF at East Grand Forks Campbell Library, 422 4th Street NW, EGF, MN 56721

For more information contact: 

Sheila Bruhn  sbruhn@gra.midco.net

Kelsey Svoboda KSvoboda@alerusmail.com

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