Guidelines and Conditions for the Essay Contest


Criteria for Eligibility:


  • Applicant must be a member of KATPO at the time of submitting your essay. 

  • Applicant must submit an original essay titled:                                                                                                                               What does 2031 look like for the Ophthalmic technician and what new skills or equipment are waiting for the rest of us? 

  • The essay must be 300 words or less, typewritten and double-spaced on a separate page.

  • Download your essay to, please add your contact info in the email.

  • All applications must be submitted by Friday, January 15, 2021. 


Selection of Recipients:


  • The scholarship is non-transferable. Regrettably, the prize is void if the applicant is unable to attend the 2021 program.

  • There is one prize available. A committee appointed by the KATPO Board of Directors will conduct selection of the winner. Their decision is final.

  • The winner will be recognized at the Member Meeting and will be given a $125 gift card.