Thousands of young people get involved with Rotary’s competitions, programmes and activities, all designed to unlock their potential.

To make it easier for you to have the information to hand we have gathered together details of the competitions and projects and put them into this link. Click the picture below and see what we can offer.

If you already have a contact at a school or youth organisation we have scanned the Youth Programmes & Competitions booklet which you can send to them electronically to whet their appetites.  To introduce and promote Rotary Competitions to head teachers I have created a draft letter you can use or adapt to send to them. CLICK on this draft letter link to download your copy. 

Covid restrictions stopped our International Youth Programmes. R.I. have not yet agreed to the resumption of these activities however we will work hard to resume them as soon as we can.

The date of R.Y.L.A. course has changed due to circumstances beyond our control. It will now take place from Monday 15th August 2022 until Friday 19th August 2022.

If you have any questions about Youth matters in our district please contact me and I will do my best to help you.

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Youth Speaks Competition 2023

more The 2023 District 1285 Youth Speaks competition is now completed. Please see below for details of the winners. The 2024 competition will open for entries in April.

Young Artist poster

Young Artist

more Express yourself and share your creative talents by taking part in the annual Rotary Young Artist competition.

Young Writer

more Let your imagination run wild, and get creative with the written word by taking part in the the annual Rotary Young Writer competition.

Young Photographer

more Express yourself by putting your photography skills to the test at the annual Rotary Young Photographer competition.

Young Filmmaker

more Write, edit and direct your very own short film to transport viewers and stir their emotions as part of the annual Rotary Young Filmmaker competition. Lights, camera, action!

Young Chef

more Fancy yourself as a budding cook? Put your culinary skills to the test and have your three course meal judged by industry professionals as part of the annual Rotary Young Chef competition.

Young Environmentalist

more Are you passionate about the planet? Do you have what it takes to create ingenious ways to tackle environmental issues? Then take part in the annual Rotary Young Environmentalist competition.

Young Musician

more The Rotary Young Musician Competition is a well-organised, established and successful competition promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GB&I).

Young Citizen Awards

more Do you know someone who is an inspiration to others? Do they go the extra mile to make a difference? Nominate them for the annual Rotary Young Citizen Awards to celebrate the impact they make.

Interact Clubs

more If you’re aged between 12 and 18, and would like to take part in fun activities, raise money for local charities, travel to far-off countries, experience different cultures, meet new people and make new friends, then Interact is the club for you!

Resources for Rotarians

more If you are a Rotarian involved in Youth projects, you can get further guidance and advice here. (1 page below this)