Rotary District 1190 Youth Service homepage

Youth Projects for 2016 to 2017 : updated 2 July 2016

Youth Service Information

Please check dates via the District Website Home page / Events for any amendments.

To help you with the various Youth Activities during 2016-2017 please download the file below:

Dates for Diary 2016-17

Further information is available on the individual event pages, and will be updated during the year.  Please keep visiting these pages.

If you have any queries you can also send an email to Shaun Ashworth, District Youth Service Chairman.

Youth Speaks

The Rotary Youth Speaks Competition is a well-established and successful competition organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. It is a local and national competition which is designed to support and encourage the development of effective communication skills.

This competition offers young people:

  • experience in speaking on a public platform as a member of a team,
  • discipline in dealing with a topic in a limited time,
  • impartial feedback and assessment of performance by experienced adjudicators.

The competition is open to all schools and college communities including those that are home educated and any other young people’s community organisations, for example, community RotaKids, community Interact, Scout Groups, Girl Guides.

Download the Youth Speaks Information Pack 2016-17 for full details.

Young Writer

For full information select the following link:

Young Writer Information Pack 2016-17

The topic for 2017 is “Reflection”

Important dates
26 March 2017:  Date by which schools send entries to clubs.
17 April 2017:  Closing date for District level. Entries to Pam Holgate.
8 May 2017:  District winners to Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland.

Young Photographer

For full information select the following link:

Young Photographer Information Pack 2016-17

The theme for this years competition (2017) is “Reflection”

Key dates

The closing date for club round entrants is 10 March 2017. The winning entries of each age group will go through to the district round by 10 April 2017.

The District round judging will be undertaken by a suitable expert. The winner of each category will be chosen to go forward to the RIBI National finals by May 8th 2017.

Young Chef

For full information select the following link:

Young Chef Information Pack 2016-17

Key dates:
30 January 2017:  Lancashire District Final, Lancaster and Morecambe College has been cancelled.
9 February 2017:  Cumbria District Final, The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge Windermere.
18 March 2017:  Regional Final Host District 1285, Hopwood College in Rochdale OL12 6RY.
13 May 2017:  RIBI Final – Host District 1070, Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5HQ.

The winners of the two County finals from District 1190 will both progress to the Regional final, this year being held at Hopwood College in Rochdale OL12 6RY on the 18th March 2017 when our winners will compete against six others from 3 neighbouring districts. The National final will be held on May 13th 2017 in Lincoln.

Young Citizen

For full information select the following link:

Young Citizen 2017 Information & Entry Form

The Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary) Young Citizen Awards (YCA) were created to celebrate the achievements and commitment of inspiring young people across Great Britain and Ireland. Rotary launched the Young Citizen Award when Rotary Great Britain and Ireland President 2016-17 Eve Conway, originally developed the idea and concept ten years ago.

The YCA Awards are internally managed by the Rotary Youth Service Committee with one committee member working as the responsible liaison for club contact. The 2016/17 Rotary Youth Service Committee member is Rotarian Peter L Moralee and can be contacted at .

The awards are to showcase and celebrate the positive citizenship and important responsibilities assumed by many young people under the age of 25.

In this year of the Paralympic Games in Rio, Rotary is privileged to be continuing with an individual Award sponsored by the British Wheelchair Sport charity WheelPower, with whom Rotary has partnered to help transform the lives of disabled people through sport. The Award is entitled “Rotary Young Citizen Wheelchair Sports Award”.

Rotary Young Citizen winners receive a trophy, certificate and a prize of £500 to be nominated for use of a charity or project that the winners are involved with. The awards will be presented at the Rotary Annual Conference being held in Manchester 7th to 9th April 2017. Awardees will need to supply information as to which Charity or good cause their prize cheque is to be made out to in advance of their attendance at the Conference.

Key dates:

December 2016 Young Citizen Award – start to identify young person in your area showing exceptional citizenship. Ask your nominee to provide newspaper-cuttings etc to give added value to their nomination.

27 January 2017 Young Citizen Award – final date for submission of nominations to RIBI.

Young Artist

For full information select the following link:

Young Artist 2016-17 Information

The theme for this year's competition is “Reflection”

  • Entries from schools to clubs by January 22nd 2017
  • Entries from clubs to district by February 12th 2017