The tenth annual Ringing World National Youth Contest will take place on Saturday 4th July 2020 in York. Teams will compete for the coveted Whitechapel Trophy and the RW Editor’s Trophy for Excellence. The headquarters for the day will be York Minster, and the contest tower will be All Saints, North Street.
The contest is open to bands comprising ringers aged under 19 on 31st August 2020. Bands may choose to ring Major, Triples or Call Changes on eight bells.
Various towers in and around York city centre will be open, all easily accessible by public transport, alongside the ever popular handbell workshops. Full details of the day will be published in due course. In the meantime, suggestions for accommodation can be found here.
As in previous years, entry is limited to 24 teams, meaning that regrettably we can only accept one entry per group (with “group” defined as young ringers from the same area who practise together). If more than 24 entries are received, a draw will take place, although the two current trophy-holding teams will be given automatic entry. Any team that is unsuccessful in the ballot will be given automatic entry in 2021.
Entries will be invited in due course.
Please send any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The intention is to share the draw with teams in early April to allow for advance purchase train ticket offers to be taken advantage of.
We look forward to welcoming you all to York in July.