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YOUNG ECOLOGIST SAVE PLANET EARTH CHALLENGE (YESPEC) 
A Rotary project in partnership with Forest Friends Ireland 

COMPETITION DETAILS:  

Following the success of last year's Young Ecologist/ Environmentalist Discovery/Challenge (YEEDC) Dublin North Rotary are facilitating a similar challenge for 2013/2014.  Dublin North is extending an invitation to a number of clubs to consider participating in the challenge, including Bray, Drogheda, Dublin, Dublin Central, Dublin Fingal, Dublin Viking, Dun Laoghaire, Wicklow, Armagh, Newbridge, Banbridge, Donaghadee, Dundalk, Newry, Mullingar, Portlaoise, Derry/Londonderry, Cork Bishopstown, Athlone, .

It is hoped that in time it will be possible to extend the competition so that all clubs in Ireland, North and South, can participate.

If you are interested in entering the competition as a group or individual, you can download the competition rules and entry form from here 


FUNDING: 

Each participating club will invest 500 in the competition, half of which will be used to cover the costs of the internal competition within the club and half of which will be used to cover the costs of the overall awards.

CLUB COMPETITION: 

Each club will agree to hold a club competition using the same format outlined in this document so all competitions will be assessed on a uniform basis. Each club will decide its judging panel for its club competition. Following this the Young Ecologist 2014 will be selected by an independent panel.

PROJECT LAUNCH: 

Date: September 29th. 2013
Location: Clontarf Castle, Clontarf, Dublin
Time 13.45

Closing date for entries to the club competitions 31st. December 2013

WHO CAN ENTER THE CLUB COMPETITIONS?  

Students aged 16-18 on the 30th. June 2014

AWARDS: 

Each club will award a trophy to the first second and third student and in addition one highly commended.  A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the overall winning student and best school at club level. 

Awards in the form of trophies will be made in the same categories following the assessment by the independent panel. 

The overall winner of the YESPEC, the Young Ecologist of the Year will receive a bursary to the value of 1,500 made up of equal contributions from the participating Rotary clubs.
 
The awards ceremony will be held at an agreed location and on an agreed date prior to the 2014 Easter break. 

FURTHER INFORMATION: 

Jack Kinane 0872574581 email majesticfinancial@eircom.net 

John Haughton 0876198265 email jjhaughton@gmail.com  

You can download the competition rules and entry form from here - but make sure you visit Forest Friends Ireland for up to date news and further developments of the project.