Youth Competitions

The Rotary Club of Taunton runs many Youth Competitions including; Young Photographer, Youth Speaks, Young Musician, Young Writer, Young Chef and Young Environmentalist. If you are an organisation or individual who wants to get involved read our article.


Rotary runs several national competitions. Clubs, such as ours encourage local organisations and individuals to get involved in local rounds and winners go on to district, regional and national competitions with the support of the Club.



New this year. Young Environmentalist is open to primary school age children. Individuals or small teams can work on a project of their choice under the theme of Biodiversity. Using a variety of media entrants are asked to record and present their project in whatever way they choose, through written pieces, videos, or pictures. Entrants will be invited to a special event to showcase their projects. Contact:



Youth Speaks is a competition for those interested in developing their public speaking and debating skills. Teams of three prepare and deliver a presentation on a topic of their choice. This competition is open to young people from ages 11 to 17years, organised at intermediate and senior levels. Contact: Terry Stirzsaker. Email:



If creative photography is your interest, then why not participate in our Young Photographer competition. Open to those aged 7 – 17 years the theme for this year is the ‘beauty of architecture’. Using cameras or ‘phones entries should generally be in digital format and photography will be celebrated at a showcase event. For more information contact: Patrick Berry. Email:



This popular and long-standing competition enables musicians and singers to compete at local, district and national levels. Past winners have gone on to forge significant musical careers. If you have a talent, why not share it. Contact: Alan Reeve Email:



Fancy yourself as a budding cook?

The Rotary Young Chef competition, sponsored by Filippo Berio, gives entrants 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.



This competition offers participants the 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.



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