2021 Youth Speaks competition

Rotary Youth Speaks Competition

Are you interested in:

  • working in a team to have a debate on a public platform?
  • getting involved in a fun community event to win prizes
  • the opportunity of learning and practising high standards of expression, presentation and appearance

If successful in the local heats you move on to district competitions and the district final

You will have a debate in teams of 3. Your team should prepare and deliver a short debate on a topic of your choice in front of an audience. The team of 3 should consist of a chairperson, a proposer and and opposer.

Teams should note that Rotary International is a non-religious and non-party political organisation and this should be respected by competitors. Subjects chosen for debate should not set out deliberately to cause offence to others. Teams may choose to change the topic for debate at any subsequent level of the competition.

You should read the information pack here before entering


If you are interested in this superb opportunity, an Entry Form can be found at the link below. Alternatively, please see Mr North for an Information Pack and Entry Form.


Deadline for entries is Monday 18th October 2021. Please return entry forms to Mr North.

The Intermediate Competition (Y7-9): Tuesday 9th November 2021 at 6PM at the Jubilee Centre, Manygate Lane

The Senior Competition (Y10-11): Tuesday 23rd November 2021 at 6PM at the Jubilee Centre, Manygate Lane