Youth Service

Hundreds of youngsters take part every year in our youth competitions which in most cases take the form of regional heats followed by a national final. The majority are categorised into junior, intermediate and advanced age groups.


Rotary 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 Youth Speaks

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

Rotary Young Musician

Music is an international language and we encourage talented young people by providing this opportunity to demonstrate their musical skills..

Rotary GB&I Young Musician May 2015 - a video containing extracts from the last competition

Rotary 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 YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER 2018-2019     

                               Rotary District 1110 Winners

Congratulations to all entrants and sponsoring Rotary clubs.  There was a total of 14 entrants in the district level of the competition, with entries in all age ranges.
The theme for this year was ‘Beauty of Nature’ and it seemed to capture all entrants imagination as the standard of photographs this year was extremely high and therefore hard to choose the winners in each age range. 

However, winners were selected for each age range and their entries will now automatically be entered into the Rotary GB&I national competition and we wish our district entries the best of luck for this stage of the competition.

District 1110 Winners 2018-2019 are:

Junior   AMELIE EVANS  sponsored by Odiham & Hook


Intermediate  ELLIS OWEN  sponsored by Andover

Senior    TORIN SEAR  sponsored by Havant 


Rotary 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 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 Young Citizen Awards

These 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.


New Generations Service Exchange

New Generations Service Exchange is a volunteering programme which provides opportunities for young people between 18 and 30 to undertake placements across the world or in their home country lasting anything from three weeks to six months. Placements may give vocational experience or humanitarian service or a mix of both relating to Rotary’s six areas of focus. This is the ideal programme for young people wanting to do something worthwhile for others and beneficial for their own careers before or during their studies or into their professional lives, while developing their personal skills and increasing their understanding of the world.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 

This is a leadership development program which focuses on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and cover a variety of topics including:

• Leadership fundamentals and ethics
• Communication skills
• Problem solving and conflict management
• Community and global citizenship

For further information on RYLA and the courses please click here

Rotary Youth Exchange 

One of the best youth exchange programmes in the world where participants can broaden their minds and their horizons with or without vocational experience or academic study. Exchanges can vary from a two week camp or tour, to a short term home stay, to a full year living and studying in another country.

The family of Rotary

Within Rotary we have clubs which cater for a range of age groups beginning with RotaKids for 7-12 year olds, Interact for 12-18 year olds and Rotaract for 18-30 year olds. These clubs, together with our programmes for young people, make up our Rotary family.

What happens at Interact

Rotaract promo

Youth Service pages:

Young Chef District Final 2016

SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2016 Escoffier Restaurant, Bournemouth School of Hospitality and Food, The Bournemouth and Poole College


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