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Oratorical Contest

INDIANA NORTH DISTRICT

Oratorical Contests

Description:

The Indiana North District will hold separate gender contest this year. This contest is open to students under the age of 18 as of October 1 st of the current Optimist year ( October 1, 2017 -September 30, 2018). There is no minimum age. Contestants are to compose their 4 to 5 minute speeches.

 2017-2018 Topic:

“WHERE ARE MY ROOTS OF OPTIMISM”

ABOUT THE ORATORICAL CONTEST.

First conducted in 1928, this is the second most popular Optimist International Program. Nearly 2,000 clubs participate in this program each year. The winners at the Club level receive medallions and Zone winners receive a plaque. Districts will provide (2) $2,500 scholarships to the 1st place winners, (2) $200 to the 2nd place winners, (2) $100 to the 3rd place winners.

AGE: Under 18 as of Oct. 1, 2017

How To Enter:  Interested students submit a speech on the pre-assigned topic to their local Optimist Club. To find out the contact in Northern Indiana please email Judy LeMaster at lemasteriii@embargmai|.com

To find out the contact in your area outside northern Indiana, please e-mail the Programs Department at programs@optimist.org.

ORATORICAL CONTEST CONTESTANT DOWNLOADS:

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Oratorical Contest Rules 2017-2018

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Oratorical Application Fillable

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CONTEST AWARDS
CLUB Certificates/Medallions/Money (Each club will be responsible for awards they give to their winners)
ZONE No Zone Contest due to the number of Zones in District
REGIONAL Certificates/Plaques  Provided by District for each gender
DISTRICT 1st Place Plaque/$100 Provided by District for each gender
2nd Place Plaque/$200 Provided by District for each gender
3st Place Plaque/$2500 Scholarship             Provided by District for each gender
One of the two winners will be chosen to advance to the Region Contest in St. Louis on June 23rd.

Information for Optimist Members planning the contest:

Contest Timeline
Jan Information out to any student wishing to participate. Schools, ads, posters, anything to get the information to students. Club prepare for contest. Refer to planning guide.
Feb-Mar Club contest completed.
Mar 26

Email winners names to district chair to determine number in each Regional Contest. Send to Judy LeMaster at lemasteriii@embargmai|.com

Send required winner information to Regional Coordinators

Apr 18 Regional Coordinators will hold Regional Contests ( Contest to be held Before April 18.)
Apr 28 District Finals at Ivy Tech in Ft. Wayne, IN (3800 North Anthony Blvd. / Fort Wayne, IN)
May 15 The District deadline to submit winners to Optimist International
June 27 Regional Contest at St. Louis, Mo or remote
June 29 World Championship at St. Louis, Mo or remote
CLUB WINNER MATERIALS
  1. The Official Zone/Regional/District Entry Form
    This is not the Application Form. Club president and contestant signatures are needed.
    Double check addresses, phone numbers and E-mail info. 
    THIS INFORMATION MUST BE LEGIBLE! 
    All forms are in the planning guide.
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport- Nothing else will be accepted.
  3. Typed Copy of Speech- Double Spaced, Neat, with cover sheet
    – speaker’s name
    – name of sponsoring Optimist Club.
  4. Check for $35 per speaker
    – make check out to Indiana North District
    – needs to be mailed to the Regional Coordinator with each winner entry information.
Downloads:

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Club: Certificate

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Club: Sample Judges Thank You Letter

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Club: Planning Guide

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District Chairperson Contact Information

Judy LeMaster, 
516 West Race Street 
Portland, In 47371

Phone: 260-729-5000 
E-mail: lemasteriii@embargmai|.com