Youth Speaks

An opportunity for young people to develop the ability to speak on a public platform, carry out research and formulate ideas, improve self-confidence and presentation skills, and work as a team.

Schools, Colleges, Youth Groups and Rotary Clubs working together to promote the talents of young people

An opportunity for your students to:-

  • put into practice the skills they learn at school
  • develop self confidence and a sense of achievement
  • work as a team
  • develop research skills
  • be creative and use their imagination
  • present ideas, express opinions and give reasoned arguments
  • express their ideas in front of an unknown audience
  • communicate in a set time

Age groups:

Intermediate: Usually school years 7 to 9. Dates of birth between To Be Confirmed

Senior: Usually school years 10 to 13. Dates of birth To Be Confirmed

Eligibility: Young people who are in full time education representing schools, colleges or youth groups.

Teams of 3:  Chairperson, Speaker and Proposer of the Vote of Thanks

Entry Forms:…Please note that an entry form per team must be completed.Forms should be sent to the organiser by 13th December together with a cheque for £10 per team payable to District


Local: A local competition organised by Rotary Clubs. These should be held before Christmas. Winners go to District Semi-Finals.

District Semi-Finals: Deadline for entries to be confirmed.

Intermediate semi-finals:

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 Seniors semi-finals:

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Winners and runners up go to the District Final which is being held on Saturday 14th March, 2015 at Catmose College, Oakham

Regional Final: To Be Confirmed on To Be Confirmed

Intermediate Start: 10.00. Seniors Start: 13.00.

RIBI Final: Nationals Finals will be on To Be Confirmed at To Be Confirmed

Basic Format: Subject chosen by the entrants.  Chairperson speaks for 2 minutes, Speaker speaks for 6 minutes, Proposer of the Vote of Thanks speaks for 2 minutes


Competitions are judged by 3 adjudicators who work to a set marking system. It is essential that all competitors know the rules. These and other support material can be downloaded from this page. We understand the pressure teachers are under these days, but we hope you will look at the competition as an opportunity for your pupils to enhance skills they already possess. Many schools incorporate this in their English or Drama curriculum.  Your Local Rotary Club will support you during the year. District Organiser: Joyce Marston RC of Uppingham [email protected]