Student Video and Photography Contest Now Open

Have a budding artist in grades K-12? Enter the Royal Oak Optimist Club's Contest!

By Karen Evans, Publisher May 1, 2017

The Royal Oak Optimist Club is now accepting submissions for its first annual Photography & Videography contest! Winners in first, second and third place will receive cash prizes.

To enter, create a photograph or video based on one line of the Optimist Creed, which is printed below. Visit to enter your submission. Deadline is May 12 at 11:59 p.m.

To be eligible to win, entrants must be a student in the Royal Oak School District, a resident of Royal Oak, or a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Royal Oak.

Join the Award Ceremony on June 3, 2017 during the Celebration of the Arts event at Royal Oak Middle School

If YOUR child wins, please email me at and let me know!!

The Optimist Creed (source:

Promise Yourself:​

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.