Reel Optimism Video Contest

The Reel Optimism Video Contest is an annual video contest for Optimist Clubs and Junior Optimist Clubs to represent their experience of being an Optimist in a creative and powerful way. Each year features a different topic. Participate for a chance to win a Club Grant!


Reel Optimism Video Contest


While we are grateful for the entries that we have received over the years, Reel Optimism has been discontinued for 2020. Thank you



2019 Reel Optimism Video Contest Winners

Optimist International is pleased to announce the winners in the 2019 Reel Optimism contest. Winning Clubs will receive a $1,500 grant. We are grateful to all who participated and all who voted.


“100 Years of Optimism,” Adult Category:
Optimist Club of Riverside, Ontario


“100 Years of Optimism,” Youth Category:
Pony Scouts of Bonita, California


To view past Reel Optimism videos, visit our YouTube channel.