Rotary District 1190 Youth Service homepage

Youth Projects for 2017 to 2018 : updated 16 July 2017

Youth Service Information

Please check dates via the District Website Home page / Events for any amendments.

To help you with the various Youth Activities during 2017-2018 please download the file below:

Dates for Diary 2017-18

Further information is available on the individual event pages, and will be updated during the year.  Please keep visiting these pages.

If you have any queries you can also send an email to Shaun Ashworth, shaun.ashworth@blueyonder.co.uk District Youth Service Chairman.

Youth Speaks

The Rotary Youth Speaks Competition is a well-established and successful competition organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. It is a local and national competition which is designed to support and encourage the development of effective communication skills.

This competition offers young people:

  • experience in speaking on a public platform as a member of a team,
  • discipline in dealing with a topic in a limited time,
  • impartial feedback and assessment of performance by experienced adjudicators.

The competition is open to all schools and college communities including those that are home educated and any other young people’s community organisations, for example, community RotaKids, community Interact, Scout Groups, Girl Guides.

Download the Youth Speaks Information Pack 2017-18 for full details.

Key dates:

  • 5th October 2017:   Give schools information about heats at Club level, again working with other clubs if necessary, using RIBI Rules.
  • 31st October 2017: Notice of Participation to District Coordinator.
  • All entries to the district event coordinator, Richard Lea, richard@lea-cars.co.uk, by 4th January but the final closing date for entries to this event will be 20th January and costs £40 per team paid by the local Rotary Club.
  • 3rd February 2018 District Finals – Windermere School, Patterdale Road, Windermere, The Lake District, LA23 1NW
  • 18th March 2018 – Regional Final Host District 1285, Frodsham
  • 12th May 2018 RIBI Final Host District 1175 Exmouth Community College (Green Lane campus)

Young Writer

For full information select the following link:

Young Writer Information Pack 2017-18

The topic for 2017-18 is: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

Key dates

  • 26th March 2018:  Date by which schools send entries to clubs.
  • 23rd April 2018:  Closing date for entries submitted to the district coordinator.
  • 7th May 2018:  District winners to Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland to be judged at national level.

Young Photographer

The topic for 2017-18 is: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

For full information select the following link:

Young Photographer Information Pack 2017-18

Young Photographer Application Form 2017-18

Key dates

  • 10th March 2018: Closing date for Club level entries. Mobile phones can now be used – but must be printed.
  • 10th April 2018: Closing date for entries to the district coordinator.
  • 7th May 2018:District winners to RIBI, to be judged at national level

Young Chef

For full information select the following link:

Young Chef Information Pack 2017-18

Key dates

  • 25th January 2018 District Final, District Final, 4.30m at Ulverston Victoria High School, Springfield Road, Ulverston, LA12 0EB
  • March 2018 Regional Final Host District 1180, TBC.
  • 28th April 2018 RIBI Final Host District 1210, Abraham Darby Academy, Telford.


Young Musician

This year's entrance fee has been reduced and is now only £35 per entrant.

For full information select the following link:

Young Musician Information Pack 2017-18

Key dates

  • Jan 4th 2018 closing date for entries to District Organiser.
  • Feb 4th 2018 District Final, Harlequin Theatre, Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2HJ. Start time 10:00am.
  • March 25th 2018  Regional Final, host District 1190, Darwen Vale School, Blackburn Rd, Darwen, BB3 0AL
  • May 19th 2018 RIBI Final, host district 1175, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Young Artist

The topic for 2017-18 is: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

Key dates
  • 22nd January 2018 – Entries from school to clubs.
  • 12th February 2018 – Entries from clubs to District Organiser

Young Textile Technologist

This is the 5th year of this District competition and it is now open to the whole District. It is designed to complete competitions for the Design and Technology subjects taught in schools and should not therefore be aimed at Art/Textiles departments.

Competition Aims

  • To encourage students to enjoy designing and making using textile material.
  • To improve their designing and making skills and their confidence when using machinery.
  • To encourage more students to choose textiles as an exam subject at Key Stage 4 [(GCSE) and even A level where possible.
  • To encourage schools to continue teaching Textile Technology at all levels.

The theme for 2017-18 is: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Key dates
  • 18th May 2018 – Entries to District Organiser.
  • 19th June 2018 – District Final, venue to be confirmed.