Arizona District Optimist International Oratorical Competition

2017-2018 Arizona District, Zone and Club Information and Deadlines for Oratorical Competition

“Where are My Roots of Optimism?”


Only 2 Contestants from each Zone will be allowed to move on to the District Competition in April-one boy and one girl. If the Zone doesn’t have a contestant of each gender competing, you will only be able to send one contestant, not two of the same gender. Thus, if the Zone Contestants are all boys or all girls, the Zone will only be able to send the top contestant to the district.  The Zone may need to have a run off contest to decide on a winner.


It is important to adhere to these deadlines.  There will be no exceptions because a Club or Zone cannot adhere to the deadlines!  Please do not be the Club or Zone that lets down a contestant.

Each Club will pay an entry fee of $50.00 to the Arizona District for each participant sponsored beyond the Club level and must accompany the contestants packet.  Refer to section 44 of the district Policies for the expenses of the participants and their guests.


Saturday, March 17, 2018-Last day to hold a Club Oratorical Contest


Saturday, April 7, 2018-Last day to hold the Zone Competition


Saturday April 14, 2018-All Entry paperwork, including the signed Entry Form, copy of the speech , and entry fee must be received by  the District Chair.


Saturday, April 28, 2018 DISTRICT COMPETITION FINALS-Third Quarter Conference in Tucson at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton-Tucson Airport.


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