Youth Competitions

Rotary Competitions for Young People

Rotary South East Youth Speaks Competition 2019


Rotary hosts a number of annual competitions enabling thousands of young people to test and develop their skills and talents in a range of disciplines.

With the exception of the football tournament, participation in the other competitions is restricted to children and young people aged 17 or under  (i.e. 18th Birthday on or after 1st September). 

Some competitions are divided into age ranges and skill levels which are specified below.

Who can take part in the competitions?

Students whether at formal schools or being home educated, community youth organisations such as Scout Groups/Girl Guides and Members of RotaKids & Interact.

There are two types of competitions:

  1. Those requiring physical attendance and practical participation at a venue (e.g. Young Chef, Youth Speaks, Young Musician & Technology Tournament)
  2. Competitions involving submission of material to a central venue (e.g. Young Photographer, Young Artist & Young Writer)

Competition Stages

For Young Chef, Youth speaks and Young Musician the process is the same:

  • Competitions begin at club level
  • The winners proceed to a District competition
  • District winners go on to a Regional final
  • Regional finalists are put forward to the National final

For Young Photographer, Young Artist & Young Writer:

  • Competitions begin at club level
  • The winners proceed to a District competition
  • District winners are put forward to the National final

For the Technology Tournament there is only a club level Competition.

Entry to Competitions

Entry to all Rotary competition is via your local Rotary club 


For more information, please email

Youth Competitions sub-pages:

Rotary Young Photographer Competition

Rotary Young Photographer

more A Photographic Competition for Young People

Young Environmentalist - Photo by Zoe Schaeffer on Unsplash

Young Environmentalist

more Calling all young eco-champions wanting to save the planet

Hannah Boxall - Regional Finalist of Young Musician

Rotary Young Musician

more A Music Competition for Young People aged 11 to 17

Youth Speaks Competition

Rotary Youth Speaks

more A Public Speaking Competition for Young People

Rotary Young Writer Competition

Rotary Young Writer

more A writing competition for young people

Young Chef - image from RGB&I image gallery

Rotary Young Chef

more A Cooking Competition for young people aged 11 to 17

Rotary Young Citizens Awards

Rotary Young Citizen Awards

more Recognising the work of young people in their communities

Rotary Technology Tournament

Rotary Technology Tournament

more A technology competition for young people