Optimist Oratorical World Championships

Optimist Oratorical World Championships
July 18-20, 2019
Saint Louis University

The Center for Global Citizenship
3672 West Pine Mall
St. Louis, MO 63108

2019 Agenda

Housing Options
Rooms are available on campus at Saint Louis University in Spring Hall for contestants, family and chaperones for $50/night. Reservation information will be available soon.

There are several hotels close to Saint Louis University. If you would like a reservation at The Parkway Hotel ($129 King / $134 Double per night for the dates of July 18 arrival and check out July 20) or any additional hotel information please email Amy Keller at amy.keller@optimist.org or call the direct line: 314-881-1318





2018 Optimist International World Championship Winners


2018 Optimist International World Championships Playlist

Each World Championship winner will receive a $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 scholarship respectively.

2018 Optimist International World Regional Winners

  • Global Region: Belize – Clementina Ojo
  • Northeast & Great Lakes Region: Southwestern Ontario – Allison Nguyen
  • Great Plains Region: Dakotas-Manitoba-Minnesota – Kelsey Frost
  • Mid-Atlantic Region: North Carolina West – Clayo Kulczyk
  • Southeast Region: South Carolina – Caleb Smith
  • Southwest Region: North Texas – Asia Alcorn
  • Middle America Region: Kansas – Christopher Burrell
  • West Coast Region: Pacific Southeast – Dominique Ruedaflores
  • Saint Lawrence Region: Quebec East-North Shore – Yeva Côté-Paradis


Each World Regional winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship.


Local and District Contest Information