Youth Information, Competitions and Opportunities 2022-23

Youth Information, Competitions and Opportunities 2022-23

Please click ‘Links below’ to find out more
about the youth opportunities available in this Rotary Year. If you know of young people in schools or youth groups suitable, then seek out your Club Youth Service Chair and ask them for details.

General Information

  1. Youth Services – District 1210   2022-23 Youth Services Handout (Aug 2022)

A summary of the Rotary youth competitions and opportunities available.

 

  1. District Youth Services Committee 2022/23  D1210 Youth Services Committee 2022-23 (Aug 2022)

Contact details of Committee Members for each youth opportunity.

 

  1. District Youth Service – Programme Timeline 2022/23  D1210 Youth Ops Timeline 2022-23 (Aug 2022)

A summary of the key dates for the Rotary youth competitions and opportunities

Competitions

  1. Technology Tournaments
  • Technology Tournaments are one-day events for teams of four students (11-18 yrs) from local schools and colleges. They are a challenging and enjoyable way for young people to enrich their STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). 
    • Guidance: https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/members/2021/05/Technology-Tournament-Guidance-Notes.docx
    • Poster  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/members/2021/05/TT_poster.pdf 
    • Certificate Template  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/TT-cert_Int.pdf 
    • Junior Technology Tournaments 
  • The Junior Technology Tournament has been designed specifically for 8-11 year olds in partnership with The Rochester Bridge Trust.  It will test the knowledge, innovation, and problem solving skills of the participants and their ability to work in a team. 
    • Certificate Template  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/TT-Junior-cert_Int.pdf 
  • email District Contact Peter Langdon for updates …  peterlangdon@btinternet.com

 

  1. Young Artist

Budding young painters, illustrators and artists can showcase their creative flair by taking part in the competition.  Participants have the opportunity to interpret this year’s theme, ‘Sunrise and Sunset’, and set their creativity free. 

  • Information Pack  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Artist-Information-Pack-v1.0.docx 
  • Entry Form  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Artist-Entry-Form-v1.0.docx 
  • Poster  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Young-Artist-Poster-int.pdf 
  • Certificate Template  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Young-Artist-cert_Int.pdf 

Young Chef

Rotary believes it is important to encourage and develop creativity in young people and that includes creativity in the kitchen.  Cooking is a valuable life skill.  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  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Chef-Information-Pack-v.1.docx 
  • Entry Form  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Chef-Entry-Form-v.1.docx 
  • Poster  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2021-22-Young-Chef-Poster_int.pdf 
  • Certificate Template (not yet available from RotaryGB&I – Aug 2022) 

 

  1. Young Environmentalist

This contest is looking for young people who care about the planet.  Entrants present unique solutions to environmental problems, from waste management to climate change, and change how we look at the environment.  This year’s theme is ‘Bio-diversity’.  Students can enter as a team or as an individual. 

  • Information Pack  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Environmentalist-Information-Pack.docx 
  • Entry Form   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Environmentalist-Entry-Form.docx 
  • Poster   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/YOUNG-ENVIRO-POSTER_2021-22_int.pdf
  • Certificate Template (not yet available from RotaryGB&I – Aug 2022) 

 

  1. Young Filmmaker

There are many talented young filmmakers.  Many are keen to showcase and develop their talents.  Participants take their ideas from concept to reality by producing a five-minute short film based on their interpretation of the annual theme which is ‘My Town’. 

  • Information Pack   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022-23-Young-Filmmaker-Information-Pack-v1.0.docx 
  • Entry Form   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022-23-Young-Filmmaker-Entry-Form.docx 
  • Poster   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Young-Filmmaker-Poster-int.pdf 
  • Young Filmmaker Promotional Clip  Young Filmmaker Promotional Clip: Please click https://vimeo.com/635038142 to download.
  • Certificate Template (not yet available from RotaryGB&I – Aug 2022) 

 

Young Musician

Music is the international language and Great Britain and Ireland is home to some of the most talented young instrumentalists and vocalists in the world.  Rotary celebrates this talent with a sequence of competitions that offer thousands of young people the chance to demonstrate their musical skills whether classical or modern through the gift of song or mastery of a musical instrument. 

  • Information Pack   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Musician-Information-Pack.docx 
  • Entry Form   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Musician-Entry-Form.docx 
  • Poster   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Young-Musician-Poster-int.pdf 
  • Certificate Template (not yet available from RotaryGB&I – Aug 2022) 

 

  1. Young Photographer

Photography has the power to capture special places, moments and memories.  The competition gives participants the chance to express themselves through photography, interpret the competition’s annual theme ‘The Beauty of Architecture’ in an imaginative way and experiment with digital and traditional methods. 

  • Information Pack  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Photographer-Information-Pack-v1.0.docx 
  • Entry Form  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Photographer-Entry-Form-v.1.docx 
  • Poster   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/YOUNG-PHOTO-POSTER-2020_int.pdf 
  • Young Photographer Promotional Clip Young Photographer Promotional Clip: Please click  https://vimeo.com/630800649 to download.
  • Certificate Template (not yet available from RotaryGB&I – Aug 2022) 

 

  1. Youth Speaks – A Debate

This competition is designed to encourage the development of creativity and presentation skills essential to the art of public speaking. In teams of three, participants present arguments and points of discussion, before taking questions from the judging panel who are, themselves, skilled orators.  Participants select a topic which is important to them, giving them an opportunity to delve deep into research, formulate ideas and build confidence in public speaking. 

  • Information Pack   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Youth-Speaks-A-Debate-Information-Pack.docx 
  • Entry Form   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Youth-Speaks-A-Debate-Entry-Form.docx 
  • Poster   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Youth-Speaks-Poster-int.pdf
  • Certificate Template (not yet available from RotaryGB&I – Aug 2022) 

 

  1. Young Writer

This competition offers participants the opportunity to express themselves and get creative with the written word.  This year’s theme is ‘Peace’.  Participants can choose to write fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem. 

  • Information Pack   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Writer-Information-Pack-V1.0.docx 
  • Entry Form   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-23-Young-Writer-Entry-Form-V1.0.docx 
  • Poster   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/YOUNG-WRITER-POSTER_2021_int.pdf
  • Certificate Template (not yet available from RotaryGB&I – Aug 2022) 

Other Opportunities

  1. RotaKids

RotaKids is for children aged 7-12 years.  Aimed mainly at Primary Schools up to Year 6.  Clubs can be established in a school or within the community. 

 Interact

Interact clubs, sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, are clubs for 12-18 year olds.  Every year, Interactors complete at least two projects in their communities, one of which is overseas, helping them build friendships and a better understanding with young people in other countries. 

  • Interact Pack (zip file)  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2021-22-Interact-Pack.zip
  • Interact Guidance Notes   https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Rotary-GBI-Interact-Guidance-Notes-2021-22-v1.0.pdf

 

  1. Rotaract

Rotaract is a structured programme of Rotary International for young professionals and students, aged 18 – 30 yrs.  Rotoractors are committed to service and leadership in communities, both locally and globally. 

Rotaract Handbook

 

  1. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) – August 2023

RYLA is a training programme for young leaders and potential leaders aged 16 and 17 years.  The course helps participants to discover their potential and develop the skills needed to be a leader in their community, career and everyday life. 

The next District course is scheduled for Sun 12 # Fri 18 Aug 2022 at Kibblestone Scout Camp nr Stone. 

Further information will be circulated to Clubs when available (estimated Oct 2022). 

 

  1. Young Citizens Awards

RotaryGB&I celebrates the achievements of young people with the annual Rotary Young Citizen Awards.  These showcase the citizenship and responsibilities demonstrated by people under the age of 25.  Nominations can be for an individual or group. 

As well as the Rotary Young Citizen Award, there are two other special categories of award open for nomination. 

Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award:  This award reflects Rotary’s area of focus on Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution.  It recognises young people, aged under 25, who have made a significant contribution by building peace and understanding, whether in their school, local community, by for example helping tackle anti-social behaviour and youth crime, perhaps as peer mentors, or with a peace project internationally. Again, nominations can be for an individual or group. 

Rotary Young Citizen Sporting Hero Award:  This award recognises and highlights the achievements and contribution, as a positive role model to others, of an individual sports participant, or a group, who is enabling others to participate in sport.  It’s a chance to nominate someone or a group who has achieved exceptional things in the world of sport, be it able-bodied or disability sport, for example wheelchair sport. 

  • Guidance Notes(not yet available from RotaryGB&I – Aug 2022) 
  • Nomination Form (not yet available from RotaryGB&I – Aug 2022) 
  • Poster  https://rotarygbi.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2020-21-Rotary-Young-Citizen-Award-Poster-interactive.pdf

 

  1. Youth Exchanges 

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Youth Exchange Manual

Rotary Youth Exchanges are widely regarded as one of the best youth exchange programmes in the world.  They can benefit students, whether they go on a two-week camp, a short term home stay, or a full year spent abroad and attending the local secondary school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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