Lions Youth of the Year

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 provide 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.

Entrants from Maroochydore High School 2020

A high level of academic, leadership, sporting, public speaking and citizenship achievement is sought in its potential winners. By emphasising these qualities it hope 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 Process

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, arrangements for the winners overseas travel and attendance at an International Youth Camp and other finalists travel throughout Australia

Youth of the Year begins in June/July and culminates with final judging and the announcements of the winners at the Multiple District Convention, normally held in May.

Levels of Judging

Club Judging, Zone Judging (in some areas only), Regional Judging, District Judging, State Finals and National Final.

Entry is open to school students who are over the age of 15 and under the age of 19 years of age at June 30th in the year of the National Final is to be conducted.

2020 Public Speaking winner Nikita Fiederlein from Maroochydore High School and Lion Kerry Neumann

Youth of the Year Winners and Judges 2019