Youth competitions

Gosport Rotary Club organises a number of youth competitions each year, across a number of disciplines, as a platform for our youngsters to shine.


FROM local and regional heats, through to national finals, Rotary youth competitions are a great way for youngsters to be challenged in a fun and friendly environment, plus there are great prizes up for grabs too.

For many years, Gosport Rotary Club has been running a number of different youth competitions, working closely with schools in the area. And they have been hugely successful.

These include:

Young Chef - The Rotary Young Chef competition, sponsored by Filippo Berio, gives rants the chance to put their culinary skills to the test and be judged by leading industry professionals. Entrants plan and cook a three course meal, develop their food presentation skills and gain experience in high pressure situations. Whether you’re keen for a culinary career or just an enthusiastic home cook, this competition is a fantastic opportunity.

Youth Speaks - Challenge your public speaking abilities and perform, persuade and entertain the audience with your display of wit and knowledge of a topic. In school teams of three participants present arguments and points of discussion, before taking questions from the judging panel who are, themselves, skilled orators. Participants can select a topic which is important to them, giving them an opportunity to delve deep into research, formulate ideas and build confidence.

Young Writer - This competition offers participants chance to express themselves and get creative with the written word. After being given a theme, participants can choose to write fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem. It’s a chance to be imaginative.

Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland also runs other youth competitions:

  • Young Citizen Awards
  • Rotary Young Citizen Sporting Hero Award
  • Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award
  • Young Artist
  • Young Musician
  • Young Filmmaker
  • Young Photographer
  • Young Environmentalist
  • Technology Tournaments

With support all the way from your local Rotary club, there is no reason not to take the leap and enter. If your school is in the Gosport area and you are interested in finding out more about our youth competitions, please complete the contact form below, and we will get back to you.


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Youth competitions sub-pages:

Young Chef

more Cooking amongst young people is a growing interest, and a valuable life skill. The Rotary Young Chef is a competition which develops this skills.

Youth Speaks

more For many years, schools from across the Gosport area have entered teams for this popular and fun debating competition