Youth Leadership Development Competition  This competition is one of our longest running youth projects and it rewards young people with clear leadership potential based on their extra-curricular activities. Last year we reviewed the format of the competition and we will keep this programme for the coming school year. Winners will visit Belfast and meet with local politicians and business leaders, then we travel to Dublin for further meetings with leaders and then the highlight of the trip will be to debate a variety of motions in the European Parliament in Strasbourg at Euroscola.

NB: ALL entrants must be under eighteen years of age on 31st March 2018

Club packs were distributed at Assembly

June / September 2017: Contact schools for participants

October 2017: hold club interviews and select club winner

Late November 2017: Regional finals

February 2018: Youth leadership 24 district winners go to Belfast/Dublin & Euroschola in Strasbourg

Questions and answers, please contact Youth Leadership Competition co-ordinator Sam Crowe Rotary Club of Carrickfergus, Rotary Youth Leadership Project Office, 22 Marshallstown Road, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim BT38 9DE

Tel: 028 (048 from R.o.I.) 9336 3686; Fax: 028 (048 from R.o.I.) 9336 2452

The Youth Leadership Development Competition is run by Rotary Ireland. Submission of a completed Nomination Form is conditional on each applicant agreeing to abide by the Competition Rules.

YDLC Document Downloads ...

Application Form

Acceptance of Rules and Guidelines

Guidance for Hosting Clubs


Rotary Photo Permission To Be Used


YLDC Scorecard_2017_201

RIBI Protection Policy

Club Stage Certificate

Schools Certificate