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Latest News –Stories from our 2015 Youth of the Year State Winners

Latest YOTY Newsletter July 2015

Latest News – Stories from our 2014 Youth Of The Year State Winners

Short video clips – The 2014 Lions Youth of the Year Finalists give their impressions of the program:

Youth of The Year News
YOTY National Finalists Tour 2014-15
Read our Report on the YOTY National Finalists Tour plus dozens of photos of their trip!
Congratulations to YOTY State Winners and National Winner Tamworth 3 May 2014Young women and men standing on stage receiving certificates from man (B Palmer)
Megan Lock – Lions Club of Kalangadoo & District SA,
Raul Vellani – Lions Club of Epping Eastwood NSW,
Rebecca Marshall – Lions Club of Brisbane Coorparoo Qld,
Laura Wood – Lions Club of Ulverstone Tas,
Ashleigh Rogers – Lions Club of Cohuna Vic, and
Jordan Green – Lions Club of Fremantle WA. Extra congratulations to Ashleigh Rogers as Public Speaking Winner and to Jordan Green, National Winner.
5 May 2014 Listen to Jordan Green and Brian Williams on the ABC
ABC New England Northwest Morning Show Producer, John Hyde was invited to judge the Lion of the Year competition 3 May 2014, and spoke to the winner; Western Australia’s Jordan Green and program’s National Chair, Brian Williams. Listen Here
26 April 2014 – Stories from our 2013 Youth Of The Year State Winners
Youth playing at edge of surf with a young man in surf wheelchair at the beachReports back from last year’s Youth Of The Year State Winners are now available for you to read – enjoy their stories of their experiences on the Finalists page & photos on the Galleries page

YOTY Brochure– This brochure is available to all interested persons and may be printed for distribution.

For Entrants

Entry Form – For Entrants
Entry Form 2016-17Entry Form for 2016 – 2017. File Size 313kb
Open, then save this file in Acrobat Reader. The fields are writable and savable.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFile Size is 111 KB

For Clubs and Districts
The Guides to Judges and our Manuals below, are for Lions Clubs use but have been made available here, in the interests of transparency, so you may see how we organise Youth of the Year and how the judges assess entrants.

Judges Guide – For Judges
Judges Guide – For Judges
Public Speaking GuideFile Size is 142 KB
YOTY Judges Consent FormFile Size is 385 KB
NAB Judges FlyerThis flyer is for use by Lions YOTY personnel when approaching and inviting NAB staff to act as judges. It is a writable PDF format File size is 893KB
Other Forms and Manuals – For Use of Youth of the Year Organisers
Advice To Time KeeperFile Size is 275 KB Club Registration – WritableFile Size is 491 KB
YOTY Manual 1 – ClubFile Size is 242 KB YOTY Manual 2 – Zone & RegionFile Size is 225 KB
YOTY Manual 3 – DistrictFile Size is 201 KB YOTY Manual 4 – StateFile Size is 217 KB
YOTY Manual 5 – MDFile Size is 242 KB YOTY Child Protection ProcedureFile Size is 72KB
YOTY-Participant-Information-Request-CLUBFile Size 44Kb File Type Word 1997-2003. This document should be completed and submitted by Club Coordinators to their District Chairpersons as soon as their Club Final has been completed
YOTY-Participant-Information-Request-DISTRICTFile Size 45Kb File Type Word 1997-2003.This document should be completed by District Chairpersons, based on the similar document submitted by Club Coordinators. DCs should then forward it to Lou Sedivy, Youth Membership Conversion Officer
Sample YOTY CertificateYotY Certificates, Winner Advisory Form and Guide To JudgesYotY Certificates, Winner Advisory Form and Guide to Judges This link takes you to our Password Protected Area. For a copy of the username and password please contact your District or State or MD Coordinators.
Promotional Documents
YOTY – Promo to ClubFile Size is 935 KB. Promote the YOTY to clubs that may not be involved to encourage them to become involved
YOTY – Promo to StudentsFile Size is 597 KB. Promote the YOTY to students at schools
YOTY – Training for Club, Zone and Regional ChairsFile Size is 560 KB. Train Club, Zone and Region chairmen
With Compliments SlipSize is 659 KB

These YOTY logos are provided for the use of Lions YOTY personnel and may be utilised for correspondence, programs and promotional purposes YOTY Logos and Banner.

Advice about the correct use of logos may be obtained by authorised personnel from the Lions National Office.

New Youth of The Year Logo


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YOTY Merchandise – Click here to Order OnlineThis link takes you to the Lions Club Supplies Shop Website where you can order online. 
Youth of the Year New Products Banner
Background Information
History of Lions Youth of the YearFile Size is 167 KB
Article By DG R J S JamiesonFile Size is 42 KB


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