Lions Youth of the Year

The Lions Youth of the Year is designed to encourage student interest in leadership and the qualities required to take an active and constructive role in the community.

Potential winners will possess a high level of academic, leadership, sporting, public speaking and citizenship achievement.

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 9.43.15 amThe program aims to emphasise these qualities to provide outstanding role models for the youth of Australia.

Prizes / Awards
Prizes will be awarded to contestants at all levels throughout the Youth of the Year. Lions Australia will award all National Finalists, including the National winner, an organised group tour to a Lions International Youth Camp at Rotorua, New Zealand, followed by a group tour to the National Winner’s home state, a total of 16 days’ duration during the summer holidays. Each state winner will also receive $500 spending money.

The National Winner receives an overseas trip to a destination of choice to the value of $4,000 plus $1,000 spending money. The Public Speaking winner receives a trip to a destination of choice to the value of $2,000 plus $500 spending money. Certificates of recognition are awarded at all levels of judging for the overall heat winner and the public speaking winner.

Eligibility to Enter
Entry is open to youth who are attending or have attended a high school or secondary school or equivalent standard of school in any other educational establishment, including correspondence school, in the Lions year in which the National Final is to be conducted, who are over the age of 15 and under 19 years of age at June 30th, in the year of the final.

Entry forms and more information are available here.


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