Optimist Club of NE Portland

Bringing Out the Best in Kids!

Yearly Contests

There are the two yearly contests hosted by Optimist international: the Oratorical Contest and the Essay Contest.

Oratorical Contest
The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives youngsters the chance to speak to the world. More than $150,000 in college scholarships funded by the Optimist International Foundations is awarded annually from this program.

Essay Contest
The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship!

Event Calendar

Past Events

June 25th - Lunch from 11am to 1pm
Optimist Kids Day at Oaks Park