Youth Programs/ Young Environmentalist

A three stage competition, each designed to support and encourage the development of environmental skills.

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The Task

To select a topic and undertake some research and exploration into the current magnitude of the problem. They may work on projects on their own or as part of a group of not more than 4 people.

Decide and develop their own ideas while undertaking the project and offering solutions. The project could be approached from different angles and perspectives. Projects might explore the current and likely future evidence of climate change, or methods to reduce carbon emissions.

The Three Stages of the Competition

Local Heats

These are organised by local Rotary clubs with the winning entries in each age group are entered into a district competition. The local Rotary Club should notify the District Coordinator by January 31st of the intention to enter, and in the event of there being four entries or less in total in any age group within a District, these will automatically be entered into the District Round (see below). It is up to each District Coordinator of the competition to liaise with participating clubs to decide a date by which all club entries must be received.

Local Rotary Clubs can be found by using the club finder facility in the top left-hand corner of the Home Page of the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland website.

District Competitions

Winners of each age group are entered into the national final.

National Final

This is organised by Rotary. One entry per age group from each district may be submitted by Monday 29th March 2021 to the Rotary Support Centre. Where possible entries to be submitted electronically to the Rotary Support Centre. Example of exceptions are 3D models

IMPORTANT RESTRICTIONS TO NOTE: Please note that entries and supporting information sent electronically MUST NOT EXCEED 15Mb per email sent. Emails over this limit will not be received at the Support Centre. Alternative options are to send the nomination and supporting information across several emails or contact Andy Smith, Rotary CDS Team, to organise a file transfer facility

The dates for local heats and district competitions will be determined locally. Entrants should check dates with their local Rotary club in the first instance.

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