Rotary International District 1100
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Objective This is an opportunity for young people to develop public speaking skills.
Age Groups The competition has two age groups:
Intermediate: 11-13 years; and
Senior: 14-17 years,
on 31st August 2012
Format The competition is open to teams of three entered by schools, colleges,
and youth groups.
Each team consists of: a Chairperson, a Speaker and a Proposer of the Vote of
The roles of each team member are fully described in the Rules which can be
accessed by following the link below.
Competitions are organised at Club, District, Regional (National Semi-Final) and
Prizes All participants will receive a certificate.
The winning teams will receive the RIBI Challenge Trophy, which is to be held for
Each member of the winning, second and third teams will receive an individual
Judging Criteria The Chairperson will be judged on their management of the meeting
The Speaker will be judged on their ability to present and develop an
argument and to answer the question
The Proposer of the vote of thanks will be judged on quality and courtesy of
the vote of thanks
Included within the marking will be the importance of teamwork
Dates The National Final will be held on Sunday 28 April 2013 at the
To fit in with this date, District finals will be held on Sunday 3 February 2013.
Clubs should aim to complete their competitions by the end of the
Autumn term 2012. Clubs should advise
their intention of entering teams into the District competition
Notice of Participation: 19 October 2012
District submission date: 16 December 2012
District Competition: 3 February 2013
National Semi-Final: to be confirmed
National Final: 28 April 2013
Entries Each Rotary Club is entitled to submit a participant for the District competition.
Where one club organises a joint competition on behalf of several clubs, each of
the several clubs is entitled to submit a participant to the District competition.
Rules Click Youth Speaks Rules for an abridged version of the National rules.
These will apply at the District and National competitions. Clubs are free to use
their own rules for their club competitions.
Posters Click Youth speaks poster for a printable poster which clubs can customise
for their own use.
Further Information For further information or assistance, please email District1100Youth@sky.com