Thousands 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. (Information Pack 2016/17)
Read about the exciting cook off in the 2015/16 National Final here.
Rotary Youth Speaks
We encourage speaking and presentation skills in young people and this competition showcases superb quality speakers. (Information Pack 2016/17)
This year, teams of young people were discussing topics from fracking to feminism, discover all about the 2015/16 National Final here.
Rotary Young Musician
Music is an international language and we encourage talented young people by providing this opportunity to demonstrate their musical skills. (Information Pack 2016/17)
Shropshire was alive with the sound of music at this year’s National Final, read the full story here.
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. (Information Pack 2016/17)
This year, young people were challenged to capture the theme of ‘Our World Is Beautiful’, with the stunning winning photographs including Scottish landscapes and a graceful big cat. View the photos here.
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. (Information Pack 2016/17)
The written prose of this year’s Young Writers wowed the judges, again writing around the theme of ‘Our World is Beautiful’. Read the winning entries for yourself here.
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. (Leaflet)
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. (2017 Entry Form)
Contact your local Rotary club for more information.
For 2015/16, we honoured an outstanding group of young people. Read their inspiring stories here.