Youth Speaks

Rotary encourages speaking and presentation skills in young people and the RIBI Youth Speaks competition showcases some superb quality speakers aged from 11 to 18

District Co-ordinator: Peter Bailey (Marlow)

Each year hundreds of young people take part in Club and Rotary District competitions that culminate in the Regional and RIBI Finals, when participants travel from throughout RIBI to take part. For full details and entry forms see below

The competition is held in 2 age groups: Intermediate (11-13 years) and Senior (14-17 years) and involves a team of three young people. The Chairman controls the meeting and introduces the Speaker, who delivers a short address on a topic of his or her choice. The Speaker is thanked by a third person who delivers a Vote of Thanks.

Club competitions begin in the Autumn Term and progress to Rotary District Competitions. The date and venue of the 1090 District Final will be announced shortly.

The District Finals are followed by Regional events where winners from four or five Rotary Districts compete for a place in the RIBI Final. The Regional Final 2014 will be held on 22 March at Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone and the winners will progress to the National Final on 10 May at Maidstone

Last year both District 1090 Intermediate and Senior winning teams reached the national finals! Read all about it


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July 2014 RIBI Information on Youth Speaks competition 2013-14 Web Page
July 2014 Youth Speaks Information Pack PDF


Youth Speaks pages:

Young Orators triumph at Regional finals 2013

District 1090 provided the winners in both the Intermediate and senior sections of a truly inspiring competition


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