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Fleet Rotary Youth Competitions

Rotary’s youth competitions offer a platform for talents to shine.


From local and regional heats through to national levels, these contests are a great way to be challenged in a fun and friendly environment, plus there are great prizes up for grabs too.

With support all the way from your local Rotary club, there is no reason not to take the leap and enter.


What competitions are there?


Fancy yourself as a budding cook?

The Rotary Young Chef competition, sponsored by Filippo Berio, gives entrants the chance to put their culinary skills to the test and be judged by leading industry professionals.

Entrants plan and cook a three course meal, develop their food presentation skills and gain experience in high pressure situations.

Whether you’re keen for a culinary career or just an enthusiastic home cook, this competition is a fantastic opportunity.

This is well worth the hard work; a trip to Tuscany and a cash prize.

Download competition Information Pack here.


Share your gift of song or mastery of a musical instrument in Rotary’s Young Musician competition.

Participants will get the chance to experience performing on a public stage and receive feedback from experienced judges, plus it offers a great chance for future collaboration with fellow musicians.

Entrants can be either a vocalist or instrumentalist.

Download competition Information Pack here.


Photography has the power to capture special places, moments and memories.

The Rotary Young Photographer competition gives participants the chance to express themselves through photography, interpret the competition’s annual brief in an imaginative way and experiment with digital and traditional methods.

Download competition Information Pack here

Challenge your public speaking abilities and perform, persuade and entertain the audience with your display of wit and knowledge of a topic.

In teams of three participants present arguments and points of discussion, before taking questions from the judging panel who are, themselves, skilled orators.

Participants can select a topic which is important to them, giving them an opportunity to delve deep into research, formulate ideas and build confidence.

Download competition Information Pack here.


This competition offers participants chance to express themselves and get creative with the written word.

After being given a theme, participants can choose to write fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem. It’s a chance to be imaginative.

Download competition Information Pack here.


All the above competitions have the full support of Fleet Rotary which will back you through your progression in the various stages. Contact us and see what happens!


What is involved?

Most competitions are run on a multi-stage format, starting off with local heats run by individual Rotary clubs, running through until national finals.

Generally, competitions pan the course of an academic year from approximately September to June.


Who is eligible?

Each competition varies, but all competitions are open to secondary school pupils aged 11-17, with a number of competitions also open to pupils as young as 7-years-old.

Competitions are split into appropriate age bands to allow participants to compete against those of a similar age.


How to get involved

All the above competitions have the full support of Fleet Rotary which will back you through your progression in the various stages. If you want to take part, please fill out our enquiry form and we’ll point you in the right direction.


This offers young people on oppertunity to participate in a residential programme over several days of physical and intellectual activities, which will develop skills :

  • Team working
  • Positive leadership
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
On these foundations are built self-confidence and self-esteem which are vital aspects of responsible and global citizenship.

The RYLA programme takes place over 3-4 days at Easter with selection interviews usually taking place between January and March. The cost of the event and transport to and from is borne by Rotary. Applicants may apply through their local schools and directly through Fleet Rotary.

We recommend candidates register through their school 

However, should your school not wish to be involved, or if your school is not in the Fleet and Crookham (Hart) area, please apply personally after reading the info pack

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