Rotary Club of Belfast

RIBI Competitions

Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland organises several competitions as noted below for young people. Nominated by any local Rotary Club, candidates compete with the best in our district and then represent Rotary Ireland at an RIBI final in the UK.

Please contact the Club if you are interested in entering any of the competitions.

RIBI Competitions include:

Young Writer16Photography has the power to capture special places, moments and memories. The Rotary Young Photographer competition is well-established and successful and gives participants the chance to express themselves through photography, interpret the competition’s annual brief in an imaginative way and experiment with digital and traditional methods.  


Young ChefThe Young Chef Competition for budding chefs aims to encourage young people to cook a healthy meal, develop food presentation skills, consider food hygiene issues, develop organisational and planning skills and develop their ability to cope in a demanding situation.

It is open to all students, in full time education, between the ages of 11 and 17. Competitors are to prepare, cook and serve in 2 hours, a three course healthy meal (starter, main and desert course) for two people on a budget. Marks are allocated on costing, planning, healthy choice of dishes, presentation of table, meal served at correct temperature, neatness of working area and hygiene, range of skills used, taste and presentation of each course.


Young Photographer logoThe digital camera has revolutionised the photographic world with instant results and the end of the concept that the camera never lies. As a talent and art form, RIBI celebrate the photographic skills of thousands of young people with a sequence of competitions that gives them a chance to demonstrate and display just what they can produce. 


Youth SpeaksRIBI encourages speaking and presentation skills through this competition in young people aged from 11 to 18.



technologyThe Technology Tournament is a one-day event for teams of four students from local schools and colleges. They undertake to collectively solve a previously unseen task in a given period of time under Rotarian supervised tournament conditions. Students have to use team-building, communication, planning and time management skills to solve the design and technology problem, as well as to use oral, written and graphical communications skills to compile a project portfolio. There are three age levels for team members; foundation (ages 11 to 14), intermediate (ages 14 to 16) or advanced (ages 16+). The degree of complexity of the task is increased at each age level. The task is consistent with the requirements of the national curriculum. The day culminates in the testing session when teams can see the performance of competing designs and solutions. For further information contact the Club



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