• Optimist Volunteers Join our team to bring out the best in kids and yourself
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Scholarship Contests Helping youth achieve their dreams of higher education
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Leadership Summits Professional training developing strong and Optimistic leaders
Optimist Volunteers1 Friend of Optimists2 Welcome New Clubs3 Scholarship Contests4 Optimist Junior Golf5 Youth Clubs (JOOI)6 Leadership Summits6


Reel Optimism Video Contest

Put Your Optimism on Display!

The third annual Club video contest asks adult and JOOI Clubs to finish the sentence “Optimists bring out the best…”

2015 Contest Categories

ADULT CLUBS
"30 Second Challenge" – a short piece about how Optimists brings out the best in you, your Club, your community, etc. Submissions by adult Clubs.

“Club Showcase” - a video (3:00 minutes or less) featuring an Optimist Club’s community event, project, fundraiser or other activity. Submissions by adult Clubs.

YOUTH (JOOI) CLUBS
"30 Second Challenge" – a short piece about how Optimists brings out the best in you, your Club, your community, etc. Submissions by youth Clubs.

“Club Showcase” - a video (3:00 minutes or less) featuring a JOOI Club’s community event, project, fundraiser or other activity. Submissions by youth Clubs.
2015 Contest Dates
FEBRUARY 16 - APRIL 15, 2015 - Members and Clubs submit videos following the submission guidelines.

MAY 1, 2015 - Finalists announced and voting will be opened to the public.

MAY 15, 2015 - Public voting ends.

JUNE 1, 2015 - Top vote-receivers in each category will be notified.

JULY 5-11, 2015 - Winning videos will be announced during the 2015 JOOI International and Optimist International Conventions in New Orleans and Clubs will be invited on stage to receive their Club grant.

2015 Contest Prizes
All grants are generously funded by Optimist International, the Optimist International Foundation and the Canadian Children's Optimist Foundation.
Reel Optimism THE BEST Overall Award - $1,000 Club grant

Best 30 Second Challenge (adult) - $500 Club grant

Best Club Showcase (adult) - $500 Club grant

Best 30 Second Youth Challenge (JOOI) - $500 Club grant

Best Youth Club Showcase (JOOI) - $500 Club grant.

Blind draw raffle (from all adult Club submissions) - $250 Club grant

Blind draw raffle (from all youth Club submissions) - $250 Club grant

Stay tuned for more information about the 2015 Reel Optimism Video Contest!


Congratulations to the South Side Optimist Club of Fort Wayne, Indiana, on winning the 2014 Reel Optimism Video Contest!
2014 Contest Summary>>