Essays for the Roseburg Optimist Club scholarship contest are due Feb. 13.

The topic of the contest is "Is optimism the key to achieving the dreams you imagine?"

Submissions will need to be original and 700 to 800 words in length. The winner of the contest will be submitted to the district level contest.

The contest is open to Douglas County students under the age of 19, as of Oct. 1, 2019. 

First place will earn $250, second place $100 and third place $50. 

Sanne Godfrey can be reached at sgodfrey@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4203. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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