Youth Opportunities and Competitions

Each year the the Rotary Club of Bristol organises a number of opportunities for talented young Bristolians to demonstrate their abilities including:


Young  Musician - a competition organised in conjunction with other Bristol Rotary clubs for school children 13-18 who are Grade 7 standard or above performing on any instrument or singing.  Heats for the next competition will be held on Wednesday 8th, Friday 10th, Wednesday 15th and Friday 17thNovember 2017 at 7.30 pm at Henleaze United Reformed Church, Waterford Road, Henleaze at 7.30 pm.  Tickets on the door £5 each.  The final concert will be held on 2nd February 2018 at 7.30  pm in the Great Hall at Bristol Grammar School.  Tickets £10 each must be purchased in advance from secretary@rotarybristol.org 


Youth Speaks – 

This year Cabot School took part in the junior competition and the winner of the local competition was Sami. Nafisa was second and Selah was third. The prize winners were presented with book tokens by Rotarians Robin Nash, a school governor, and Moira Currie on 25th January at a school assembly organised by Deputy Head Gemma Hunter.



Young Chef – a competition for individuals to plan and prepare a 3 course meal for 2 people and present it to the judges.  This normally takes place in November.



Daisy Allan from City of Bristol College was our candidate in 2016. - Daisy won the heats at College and the area final at St Catherine’s in Pill. She also won the Regional Final in Rugby and went on to the National Final of the Rotary Young Chef competition held in Lincoln in May this year. 

She was a great ambassador for her college and Bristol and her cooking in the Final was commended by the judges.





Young Writer A competition to encourage the development of imaginative writing skills. It is open to all students of full time education in three age groups: Junior, Intermediate and Senior section


The winners of each of these competitions are eligible to go on to District-wide competitions and, if successful there, then on to the national finals.


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – each year the club selects a young person (16-18) to attend a 5-day Leadership Skills development course at the Field Studies Centre in the Forest of Dean.  The course takes place in July and in the Autumn we invite our student to speak to the club about their experiences.