Youth of the Year
WELCOME TO LIONS YOUTH OF THE YEAR
If you are a young student and will be between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age as at the 30th of June in the year of the National Final, then you may be eligible to enter the Lions Youth of the Year. This is a prestigious event for young people, which boasts many high profile Australians among the ranks of former entrants. These include: Kevin Rudd; Peter Beattie, a past premier of Queensland; the ABC’s Sabra Lane and Senator Simon Birmingham. By entering the program, which is now in its 55th year, you will have an unequalled opportunity to experience an interview situation – in a friendly atmosphere – and a chance to practise your public speaking skills.
The best way to enter, is to talk to your local Lions Club. If you don’t know how to do this then please email the V3 District Youth of the Year Coordinator.
Email: Julie Swan
Mobile: 0487 190 359
YOUTH OF THE YEAR FINALS
The Lions Youth of the Year is aimed at all young people who seek to improve their skills before entering the workforce or other endeavours.
Lions Youth of the Year is designed to encourage, foster and develop leadership in conjunction with other citizenship qualities in our youth, at the age when they are about to enter the fields of employment or higher education, and provides students with the incentive to pay greater attention to the general qualities, so vital in developing our youths into first class citizens. The qualities sought, apart from academic attainments are those of leadership, personality, sportsmanship, public speaking and good citizenship. The students meet in fellowship and have the opportunity of open discussion, exchange of ideas and meet professional people of a community service Club organisation.
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. A high level of academic, leadership, sporting, public speaking and citizenship achievement is sought in its potential winners. By emphasising these qualities it hopes to provide outstanding role models for the youth of Australia and an overall increase in the confidence of young men and women.
Lions Youth of the Year is an excellent means of assisting Australia’s youth and promoting the essential role of leadership development and community service organisations in maintaining Australia’s high standard of living.
The main activities involved in the running of Lions Youth of the Year include initial promotion in schools and local communities; judging of candidates; selection and announcement of the national winner.
Youth of the Year begins in June/July and culminates with final judging and the announcement of the winners at the Multiple District Convention, normally held in May.
Levels of judging
- Club judging
- Zone judging ( in some Districts only )
- Regional judging
- District judging
- State finals
- National final
CHILD PROTECTION ACT & LIONS YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Please download the above document and read it, all Clubs need to have this document as part of their Policy & Procedure manuals.
Please ensure that any member working with students / children under the age of 18 years have a current Working With Childrens Check. This is available free online.