Young Environmentalist

This new contest is looking for people like you, who care about the planet.

Present your unique solution to environmental problems by entering this competition and change how we look at waste. You can enter as a team or as an individual and come up with a clever way to address the challenge of waste minimisation.

Submissions are in project form and must show your ingenious way of tackling the issue.

Your project work will go through a local stage first, followed by the district heats and then, if chosen, on to the national final.

The competition is open to environmentalists aged between 7 and 17.

“Please note this is a Rotary GB&I competition and has no connection with the Young Environmentalist competition run by the Rotary Club of Lindum Lincoln”

There are three stages to the competition, each designed to support and encourage the development of environmental skills. Some stages may have more than one round.

Aims and Objectives                                                                                     

The competition aims to encourage young people to:

  • interact with the environment
  • address serious environmental issues
  • develop and explore solutions to the issues
  • explore, investigate, research and undertake an environmental sustainability project


Who can take part?

The competition is open to all schools and college communities and those who are home educated, along with any other young peoples’ community organisations, for example, community RotaKids, community Interact, Scout Groups, Girl Guides.

There are three age groups:

Junior                       7 to 10 years old

Intermediate         11 to 13 years old

Senior                    14 to 17 years old

Entrants must not exceed the upper age parameter for each group on 31 August 2019.

With the age qualifying date of 31st August 2019, it should be noted that some junior entrants may be 11, intermediate entrants may be 14 and some senior entrants may be 18 at the time of some or all the stage competitions i.e. a competitor who may be 17 on 31st August but turns 18 on 1st September is allowed to enter. Competitors must include their age on the application form.

Students should enter the competition organised by the local Rotary club through their respective group, as detailed above.

Competitors, schools, colleges, and organisations may participate in competitions organised by a Rotary club or district outside of their geographical boundary but may compete in only one club/district event.

Competition categories

There are two categories in the competition;

  • Individual entry open to all categories, Junior, Intermediate and Senior.
  •  Group entry (maximum of four participants) open to Junior and Intermediate categories only

Download Competition information pack here


Download competition entry form here

District 1070 competition organiser : Alan Jukes rotary club of Northampton