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The Academic Competitions

The Academic Competitions described here are sponsored by and based on rules established by Optimist International.
Annually, Optimist International announces the topics and contests are held at the club, District (state) and International levels.
For more information, send an email with your inquiry

The Essay Contest is open to any child under 19 years of age. The Optimist Club of Greater Vienna normally solicits entrants during the November-December time frame from high school students.
The Oratorical Contest is open to children under the age of 16. Contestants prepare a 4-5 minute talk on the announced topic and are judged on content and presentation.
The Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the Oratorical Contest equivalent for kids that are hearing impaired. Contestants may use sign language or assisted speech.
CCDHH 2017
On Saturday February 25th, two CCDHH finalists from January 18th competed at the District competition. One of our finalist, a 5th grader, was the winner and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

All did a tremendous job and the students we sponsored improved with each round of competition.  Parents and teachers remarked on how much the contest helped improve their students communication skills and confidence.

Congratulations to all who entered the CCDHH Competition on their achievement and performance.
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