Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Healing the World with Optimism
Topic for the 2020-21 School Year is : “Healing the World with Optimism”
“iMagine” represents the organization’s theme for 2019-2020 and it is written as shown for branding purposes. It does not replace the linguistic interpretation, intent, or spelling of the word “imagine or Imagine”. As such, contestants are free to use the correct spelling for any contest or communications without penalty.
Who: The contest is open to young people through grade 12 in the United States and Canada, to CEGEP in Québec and grade 13 in the Caribbean, who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. Students must submit the results of an audiogram completed no longer than 24 months prior to the date of the contest by a qualified audiologist. Students must be certified to have an uncorrected hearing loss of 40 decibels or more, which must be supported by the audiogram in order to be eligible to compete. Students with permanent correction should compete in the Optimist International Oratorical contest.
How To Enter: Interested students should contact their local Optimist Club. To find out the contact in your area, please e-mail the Michigan District CCDHH Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to enter is determined by the sponsoring Club.
Clubs and Districts
The deadline for Clubs to submit their winner to the next level of competition is set by the District. District deadline to submit a winner to Optimist International is TBD.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
Whether you’re a parent of a student, a teacher, a youth volunteer or even an Optimist looking for more information, please use the form below and someone from the Michigan District Optimists CCDHH Committee will contact you. Be as concise as possible in the Message area.