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
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
- 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.
For more information on Rotary International visit the
|Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition: Why apply, and
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
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
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.
|Click here to download a Nomination Form.