Youth Competitions

some of the events Rotary hold


Thousands of youngsters take part every year in our youth competitions which in most cases take the form of regional heats followed by a national final. The majority are categorised into junior, intermediate and advanced age groups.

Rotary Young Chef

Cooking amongst young people is a valuable life skill. Sponsored by Filippo Berio, contestants prepare and present a three course meal within a pre-set budget and time limit, which is judged by an expert panel. (Information Pack 2017/18)

Read about the exciting cook off in the 2016/17 National Final here.

Rotary Youth Speaks

We encourage speaking and presentation skills in young people and this competition showcases superb quality speakers. (Information Pack 2017/18)

This year, teams of young people were discussing topics from fracking to feminism, discover all about the 2015/16 National Final here.

Rotary Young Musician

Music is an international language and we encourage talented young people by providing this opportunity to demonstrate their musical skills. (Information Pack 2017/18)

Shropshire was alive with the sound of music at this year’s National Final, read the full story here.

For further information on the Rotary Young Musician 2017/18 final, please click here.

Rotary Young Photographer

Photography is a talent and an ever popular art form.  Entrants submit three photographs on a theme in black and white or colour, along with a description of the inspiration for their photographs. (Information Pack 2017/18Application Form 2017/18)

This year, young people were challenged to capture the theme of ‘Reflection’, with some stunning photoseventually going on to win.

Rotary Young Writer

A flair for creative writing is a special gift and this competition promotes and encourages the work of young people who show talent. The winning writers are subsequently published in Rotary magazines. (Information Pack 2017/18)

The written prose of this year’s Young Writers wowed the judges, again writing around the theme of ‘Our World is Beautiful’. Read the winning entries for yourself here.

Rotary Technology Tournament

Teams of students interested in engineering and science compete in a one day event to devise and build a solution to an unseen technical task. Solutions are tested and judged against competing teams. (Leaflet)

Rotary Young Citizen Awards

These showcase the citizenship and responsibilities demonstrated by people under the age of 25. Winners receive a cash prize of £500 at our annual conference where the awards are presented.

Contact your local Rotary club for more information.

For 2016/17, we honoured an outstanding group of young people. Read their inspiring stories here.

Rotary GBI U12s Inter-District Football Competition

Boys and girls from across Great Britain and Ireland have the chance lace up their boots and to run in the footsteps of their footballing heroes by taking part in the Rotary GBI U12s Inter-District Football 5-a-side competition. Regional rounds culminate in an exciting knockout tournament at the state of the art St George’s Park National Football Centre, home to England’s 24 national football teams.

For more information, contact your local Rotary Club.

If your Rotary Club is interested in entering a team, please click here for guidance and information.

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