Arizona District Optimist International Oratorical Competition

2018-2019 Arizona District Oratorical

The Optimist International World Competition Information

 Topic “Is There A Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?”


Optimist International has changed a few things for the Oratorical Competition, including the number of competitors at each level, scholarship amounts, and it is now a non-gender competition.


Please refer to the information found at

or to District Chair Murray Everson



The 2018-2019 Arizona Optimist District Competition Dates


Saturday, March 16, 2019-Last day to hold a Club Oratorical Contest


Saturday, April 6, 2019-Last day to hold the Zone Competition


Saturday April 13, 2019-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, 2019 DISTRICT COMPETITION FINALS-Third Quarter Conference in Tucson at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton-Tucson Airport.


The District has a committee that is working to raise money for the Oratorical Competition. 

Please contact if you would like to help or contribute.


Click below for the Official Application and Information

To Locate a Club in your Community
please e mail


Click Here for the OI Oratorical Information