2019 Contest

The ninth annual Ringing World National Youth Contest will take place on Saturday 6th July 2019 in Liverpool. Teams will compete for the coveted Whitechapel Trophy and the Editor’s Trophy. The headquarters for the day will be St Nicholas Pierhead.

The contest is open to bands comprising ringers aged under 19 on 31st August 2019. Bands may choose to ring Major, Triples or Call Changes on eight bells.

Click for the contest rules and safeguarding guidelines.

Various towers in and around Liverpool city centre will be open, all easily accessible by public transport, alongside the ever popular handbell workshops. Full details of the day, including suggestions for overnight accommodation, will be published in due course.

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 2020.

The closing date for entries and receipt of the entry fee of £50 per team is 12 noon on Friday 8th February 2019. Entry forms can be downloaded from here:

PDF | Editable Word form

(for the Word version, make sure you view in “Print Layout” or “Edit Document” mode)

Please send any queries to rwnyc@ringingworld.co.uk. 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 Liverpool in July.

2019 contest
6th July 2019

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