OLBI holds an academic competition in French as a Second Language for grade 11 and 12 students from Ottawa English school boards. The Concours is held every two years in odd-numbered years.
Participants prepare for months in their school under the guidance of their French teachers, in order to compete for many individual and team prizes, including undergraduate admission scholarships to the University of Ottawa and a trophy.
The participating school boards are:
- Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO);
- Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB);
- Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB).