Youth Services

Every year, thousands of talented and dedicated young people, ages 12-30, have an incredible experience in a New Generations program.

As Rotaractors and Interactors, they serve in communities at home and abroad. Through Rotary Youth Exchange, they explore new cultures. And as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards participants, they learn skills that will help them succeed as future community leaders.

We also run a selection of Youth Competitions

Youth Speaks

Get yourself heard loud & clear with the Rotary GB&I Youth Speaks competition. Rotary encourages speaking & presentation skills in young people & the Rotary GB&I Youth Speaks competition showcases some quality speakers aged from 11 to 18.

Young Chef

Cooking amongst young people is a growing interest & a valuable life skill. Schools seem to agree & the Rotary GB&I Young Chef competition goes from strength to strength each year producing some superb quality cooking from young people aged 11 to 17.

Young Photographer

Rotary GB&I celebrates photography as a talent and an art form by offering thousands of young people the chance to demonstrate their photographic skills through the Rotary GB&I Young Photographer competition.

Young Musician

Music is an international language of talented young instrumentalists & vocalists in the world are here. This competition encourages talent by providing an opportunity for young people who enter, to show their musicality.

Technology Tournament

Teams of four Design and Technology students with an interest in engineering and science subjects are invited to apply to compete in a full day out of school event to devise and build a solution to an unseen technical task.

For further information about any of our youth programs or competitions, please check out the relevant page.

Rotary Youth Programs

Rotary Youth Competitions

Youth Services pages:

Young Photographer 2019/20

The winning entries from the District Competition


Young Chef District Final

A very tasty event at North Herts College Hitchin


RYLA 2019

Fourteen attendees gathered at Woodrow High House, Amersham for this year's RYLA weekend.


District Youth Speaks - Semi Finals

A busy two weeks for the Youth team with all the Semi Finals going on.


Rotary Young Writer Competition

Write a short story


Rotary Young Photographer Competition

A test of photographic skills



Rotary for 18 to 30 year olds


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

A residential Leadership Course for 18-30s


Short Term Exchange

A successful Rotary Short Term Exchange Programme (STEP) is currently in progress for two 16-year old young men; Senan McKenna of Baldock and Ryutarou Sugimoto of Wakayama, Japan.


Rotary D1260 Young Artist Competition

A test of artistic skills


Young Citizen Awards

Run in conjunction with BBC News


Rotary Young Chef Competitions

Competition for all those budding young chefs


Rotary Young Musician Competition

Competition for solo instrumentalists and vocalists


Rotary Technology Tournaments

For budding engineers


Under 12s Football Compeition

Put together a team to take part in this competition


Rotary Junior Junior Technology Tournaments

For your young engineers and mechanics


Rotary Youth Camp

District 1260 biannual camp for 14-16 year old overseas students


Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary offer a variety of exchanges for young people to take part in.



Rotary for those of senior school age



Rotary for Juniors

Paddle boarding at Youth Camp

District Youth Camp

Saturday 8th July - Saturday 22nd July 2017


District Youth Speaks

Intermediate Semi-Finals - Feb 2017


Youth Speaks First Round

Run by the Mid Herts team of Rotary Clubs

Victoria Sponge, filled with buttercream and served with a Strawberry Coulis.

Young Chef Regional Final

Dish of the Day Award


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