New Programs spark creativity, community
It is with the utmost excitement that we are unveiling several new arts and community programs for this year. These developments will offer new avenues for Optimists to serve youth and their communities.
We are proud to offer:
Optimist Visual Arts Competition
Students age 11 and younger can participate in painting or drawing with the theme "iMagine Being an Optimist."
Competition will take place at both the Club and International levels with International winners receiving scholarships of $250, $150 and $100.
Optimist Photography Competition
Students will submit photos that best exemplify the Optimist Creed. This competition will be based at the Club level, and will be open to all students who have not yet started post-secondary education.
Kids Speak Out
This is an old favorite with fresh, new energy. Students age 11 and younger can practice for the Optimist Oratorical competition while Clubs can foster a pool of future Oratorical participants. This year's theme is "iMagine Being an Optimist."
iMagine--A Kaleidoscope of the Performing Arts
Create your own performing arts showcase to highlight the talent in your community!
Our new guide to help you make your event a success from auditions to encore!
Optimists Spark Fun in the Park
Work with JOI, College Optimist Clubs and other adult Optimists to create a fun day in a local park for children of all ability levels. Our new guide will offer activity ideas, promotion ideas, practical advice and more.