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1. The competition is run annually from 1st July, the start of each Rotary Year.

2. The competition is open to any member of an EU state, living in the island of Ireland, who has attained 15 years and will be less than 18 years at the end of February in the Rotary Year.

3. All applications must be on the prescribed Nomination Form, available on the internet as a PDF download or by request from the Rotary Project Office (RPO). Applications must be fully completed, and countersigned by a teacher/principal at the applicant's school, to be accepted.

4. The competition closes for applications (i.e. receipt of fully completed Nomination Forms at an appropriate Rotary Club, or the RPO) mid October in the Rotary Year.

5. The Judges' decision at all stages of the competition will be final. No correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as practical.

6. All supporting material is sent at the owner's risk. All due care will be taken to return the material to the owner but no responsibility can be accepted by Rotary International for any loss or damage.

The objectives of Rotary are to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. In particular, Rotarians are asked to encourage and foster:
- The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his/her occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- The application of the Ideal of Service by every Rotarian to his/her personal, business and community life;
- The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the Ideal of Service.

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Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition: Why apply, and how?

The competition is designed to help you prepare for your future career. Countless young people over the past 15 years have benefited by this competition, and many have written glowing reports of how it has influenced their attitudes and future development.

The first step is to complete your own personal Nomination Form after downloading it and printing (either colour or black and white), and then submit it to your careers teacher or school principal. You must however agree to the Competition Rules before proceeding. If you are chosen from the applicants you will proceed to an interview selection process, with the possibility to become a School or Youth Organisation winner. Winners at the school stage advance to Rotary Club finals, and then on to the Area Finals. Twenty four students from across the island of Ireland are selected at the Area Finals to participate in a week long Leadership Development Programme (LDP). LDP Week consists of three days in Belfast and Dublin before setting of for the European Parliament in Strasbourg to play a part in the Euroscola Programme early next year. The winners debate major EU issues in the European Parliament Building with 600 other students from most countries across the European Union.

This competition offers you a personal development experience not to be missed. The winners, representing Rotary International in Ireland at Euroscola Day in Strasbourg, will be making new friends, experiencing challenges and having plenty of fun throughout the LDP Week.

So go on, complete your Nomination Form, and enter the competition: your school and local Rotary Club will ensure your chance of an opportunity to win the trip of a lifetime to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

If you are unsure of where your local Rotary Club is and who to contact, call the Rotary Project Office, details below:

Rotary Project Office
22 Marshallstown Road
Co Antrim BT38 9DE
Tel: 028 (048 from R.o.I.) 9336 3686; Fax: 028 (048 from R.o.I.) 9336 2452
Email: sam@homesbycrowe.co.uk

The Youth Leadership Development Competition is run by Rotary International District 1160 (Ireland, North and South) with the assistance of the European Parliament Office in Dublin. Submission of a completed Nomination Form is conditional on each applicant agreeing to abide by the Competition Rules.
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