Please see the document here for full rules & details, along with sign-up form!
Topic: “Can Society Function Without Respect?”
Who: Contest is open to all students in Columbia under the age of 18. No minimum age.
What: Typewritten essay of 700-800 words.
When: Entries must be submitted by (2023 dates not released)
What: Local contest winners (top 3) receive medallions and prizes. Top local winner advances to District. District winner receives a $2500 college (or trade school) scholarship.
Sponsor: Columbia Optimist Clubs
How: Get contest application and rules within the link below.
Mail to: Downtown Optimist Club
% 2023 Essay Contest
PO Box 1959
Columbia, MO 65205-1959
Contact: Rick McKernan (573) 881-3471, email@example.com
Find the Application & Rules Here: Publication2-2018