Youth making a difference

Taming of the Dragon


Let’s change the world together.

SUBMIT A 10 QUESTION APPLICATION NOW!


Idea submission deadline:

Application submission is now CLOSED.

Inquiries: Weiting Xu at totdRotary@gmail.com or 416-779-3068



What is this?

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How do I prepare?

Download everything about TOTD

Open the Informational Booklet
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OK, tell me more!

Taming of the Dragon (TOTD) is a competition for high school students focused on solving a local or international issue to bring about positive social change. It is a Rotary District 7070 conference initiative.



Have an idea?

6 Areas of Focus

We are looking for youth (high school students) who have solutions for our community that can solve at least one of the following 6 areas of focus:


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DISEASE PREVENTION
& TREATMENT


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ECONOMIC &
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT


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PEACE & CONFLICT
PREVENTION/RESOLUTION


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BASIC EDUCATION
& LITERACY



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MATERNAL
& CHILD HEALTH



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WATER
& SANITATION



Guidelines

Am I eligible?


  • Have an idea, event, project, or business that falls within at least one of Rotary’s 6 Areas of Focus (small or large scale, all welcome)
  • Have at least a team of 2 students
  • All team members are high school students in Ontario, Canada
  • Want to experience a new opportunity
  • Want to enhance teamwork, leadership and communication skills
  • Want to build a larger network of industry professionals and community leaders


Prizes

What’s up for grabs?


  1. $1,000 1st place, $500 2nd, $250 3rd place, + in-kind gifts
  2. Rotary business professional mentorship opportunities
  3. Surprise team bonding activity
  4. Right to brag to friends, family, and every body else
  5. Featured in District 7070 newsletters & websites
  6. Excellent résumé addition
  7. New friends (which we actually consider to be family)


Step 1

Submit an application

Due: Friday, March 31st, 2017 11:59PM

In teams of at least 2 high school students, submit an idea brief online. Teams may submit as many ideas as they wish. Only one application is needed per team per idea.

What can you submit? Maybe you have an event in mind, or maybe a business venture? Whatever it may be, we want to hear about it!

Doesn’t hurt to try! We want to hear your ideas and help turn them into action!


SUBMIT A 10 QUESTION APPLICATION NOW

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Step 2

Preliminary Screening

By Saturday, April 15th, 2017 5:00PM

All teams who submit an idea brief will receive an email confirmation back by this date indicating if they have been selected to move onto the qualifying round.

Whether you qualified or not, every team will receive an email back from our committee. If you do not qualify, we highly recommend still continuing with your project. Our team can assist in matching you up with a Rotary Club in our District who can provide some guidance.


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Step 3

Qualifying Round

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Evening

Teams who qualify for this round will be presenting their idea in front of industry judges, Rotaractors, Interactors, & delegates at the District Rotaract-Interact Conference.

Individuals will get a free, complimentary ticket, into the dinner portion of the conference.There will be 3-5 judges from various industries and backgrounds.

Competitors are encouraged to join in for the full day “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” conference, tickets will be discounted at $30/person just for you! Please connect with Weiting for the Discount Code.


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Step 4

Final Round

On November 4, 2017

3-5 teams will be matched with local Rotary Clubs and undergo training during the summer leading up to this final presentation at the District Rotary Conference.

Individuals will receive a complimentary conference ticket in order to present to the group of ~300 guests on the main stage. There will be 3-5 judges from various industries and backgrounds.


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Please, help us get the word out!

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