Youth Programmes

Information on youth programmes and competitions

Youth Competitions

Hundreds of youngsters in our District take part every year in our youth competitions which in most cases start at club level and go on to a District final. Many go on from there to regional heats followed by a national final. The majority are categorised into junior, intermediate and advanced age groups. Most were put on hold during the pandemic, but are now opening up again.

Primary Schools Quiz

One of our most popular events, pupils, teachers and Rotarians always enjoy this competition, initially organised by clubs for schools within their area, with the winners prograssing to the District final

Rotary GB&I Young Musician

Music is an international language and we encourage talented young people by providing this opportunity to demonstrate their musical skills. Clubs organise the initial competition within their area and the winner can progress through district and regional finals to the national final.

Rotary GB&I 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.

Rotary GB&I 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. 

Rotary GB&I 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.

Rotary GB&I 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.

Rotary GB&I Youth Speaks

We encourage speaking and presentation skills in young people and this competition showcases superb quality speakers.

Young Artist

The Rotary Young Artist Competition is a relatively new competition organised by Rotary District 1020. Now in it’s fourth year, it will be a two-stage competition designed to support and encourage the development of fine art skills.

Rotary GB&I Young Citizen Awards

These annual national awards 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 live on the BBC News Channel. (info pack)

RYLA and Challenge Enterprise

RYLA's (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) aim is to encourage the development of teamwork and leadership skills in young people who have the potential to be future community, professional and business leaders, on a week-long residential and outward-bound course.

Challenge Enterprise focusses on problem-solving and business leadership skills on a weekend residential course with various tasks and talks by influential Scottish business leaders.

Youth Programmes pages:

Young Technologist

more Young Technologist

Interact and Rotakids


Young Writer Competition 2022-23

more Information on the Rotary Young Writer competition

Young Photographer Competition 2022-23

more Information on the Young Photographer Competition

Young Musician Competition 2022-23

more Information for this year's Young Musician competition.

Young Golfer 2022

more The popular District 1020 Young Golfer Competition will be held for young golfers aged 16 years and under as at 1st January, 2022

Georgia (USA) Rotary Student Program

more What is the Georgia Rotary Student Program

District 1020 Young Artist Competition

more Young Artist Competition for clubs in D1020

Young Chef 2020

more A very successful District final of Young Chef was held at in Livingston on 1st February. Four Young chefs took part after qualifying from the club and area rounds of the competition and as always the standard was impressive.


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Primary Schools Quiz

more Primary School Quiz 2019-2020