Plans are now well advanced for the 2017/18 Competition. The latest YS Information Pack from RIBI plus our own Youth Speaks entry form are posted at the bottom of this page.Demand for places will be high so get in your application quickly.

Rotary District 1285


                        Intermediate and Senior Level Competition 2017-18


The Youth Speaks Competition is one of Rotary’s most successful and well supported programmes. It provides a wonderful platform for young people to develop and perform, and is a tremendous demonstration the talents of the young people involved and an example of Rotary at its best. I trust it will once again capture the imagination of many fine young orators and build a strong group of younger competitors.

The main sources of information for clubs and schools are this document and the Information Pack (available shortly on the district website.)

The competition timetable is as follows. This can be updated during the year so always check the Rotary District 1285 website to make sure you have the latest information.

1st December 2017

Closing date for entries

22nd January 2018, Monday

District Heat – Biddulph.

The Victoria Centre, Station Rd, Biddulph, ST8 6BJ (Hosted by Biddulph Rotary) 6.30 p.m.

18th January 2018, Thursday

District Heat – Lymm.

Statham Lodge Hotel, Warrington Rd, Lymm WA13 9BP (Hosted by Lymm Rotary) 7.00 p.m.

25th January 2018 Thursday

District Heat – Rochdale.

Falinge Park High School, Falinge Rd, Rochdale OL12 6LD (Hosted by Rochdale Rotary)

30th January 2018 Tuesday

District Heat - Newton-Le-Willows.

Hope Academy, Ashton Rd, Newton-le-Willows WA12 0AQ (Hosted by Newton-le-Willows Rotary)

1st February 2018 Thursday

District Heat – Leigh.

Bedford High School, Manchester Rd, Leigh WN7 2LU (Hosted by Leigh Rotary) 6.45 p.m.

6th February 2018 Tuesday

District Heat – Wigan.

St John Rigby College, Gathurst Rd, Orrell, Wigan, WN5 0LJ (Hosted by Wigan Rotary) 6.30 p.m.

4th March 2018


Rotary District 1285 Final.

Forest Hills Hotel, Overton Hill, Frodsham, WA6 6HH

18th March 2018, Sunday

Regional Final (Hosted by Rotary District 1285)

Forest Hills Hotel, Overton Hill, Frodsham, WA6 6HH

12th May 2018, Saturday

National Final (Hosted by Rotary District 1175)

Exmouth Community College, Gipsy Lane, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 3AF


(Start times are provisional until all the entries are received. We may need to move a start time by up to half an hour earlier if a heat is oversubscribed.)

Below you will find posted all you need to know about this years Competition. First there is the latest Youth Speaks Information Pack from RIBI then there are full details about the District 1285 Competition itself  including Entry Form etc. 

Youth Speaks 2017-18 Information Pack

Youth Speaks 2017-18  Details and Entry Forms

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