Announcement : Golden Youth Award Camp 2017

Golden Youth Award Camp 2017

The YDF initiated the Golden Youth Award in 2005 to commemorate the 50th Birth anniversary of His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, with the aim to motivate and reward outstanding youth portraying excellence in academics, sports, cultural activities, leadership, social contributions and exceptional talents.

Every year one student from class 10 is awarded the title of “Golden Youth of the year” after a series of local and national competition. The final selection is done in the capital where 80 students from the 20 Dzongkhags come together to participate and compete in the “Golden Youth Camp”.

This year is the 10th year that YDF is organizing the Golden Youth Award. YDF has provided 9 scholarships to the winners till now. Every year the camp is organized during the summer vacation in the capital for a week.

This award is founded to honor the love that our monarchs have for our youth. This award is also to remind our youth of the important role that they play in the development of our country.


  1. Nominees from the Dzongkhags have the opportunity to participate in leadership training activities and programs
  2. Set a platform / forum to exchange ideas and perspectives on issues affecting their lives for both rural and urban youth
  3. Motivate youth to be hard working, responsible, and consistent and excel in both academic and co-curricular activities
  4. Reward the most outstanding youth
  5. To provide an opportunity to avail scholarships outside the country for classes XI and XII.

The Golden Youth Award Camp 2017 will be attended by 80 youth (40 male & 40 female) and 8 escort teachers. The participants will be the representatives from 20 Dzongkhags who will be competing for the Golden Youth Award title. The Bhutan Youth Development Fund will be providing scholarship to the Golden Youth title holder (1st position holder).

Participants of the camp will compete in the following categories;

  • Academic excellence
  • Literary
  • General Knowledge & IQ
  • Talent
  • Games & Sports
  • Social Service

The Golden Youth Award Camp 2016 was a very successful program organized by the YDF. The camp met its objectives of recognizing and reinforcing young people with outstanding qualities. The camp also received many positive feedbacks including the need to continue such programs in the future. The winner of the GYA 2016, Nawraj Rai will go to UWC Pearson Canada this fall.

Tentative Program for Golden Youth Award Camp 2017

Day Date Remarks
Thursday 5th July 2017 Arrival of the participants
Friday 6th July 2017 Orientation
Saturday 7th July 2017 Camp
Sunday 8th July 2017 Camp
Monday 9th July 2017 Camp
Tuesday 10th July 2017 Camp
Wednesday 11th July 2017 Closing
Thursday 12th July 2017 Departure

Overview of the GYA Camp 2017

5th July Arrival of Participants (5.00pm) Settling Freshen up 5pm – 5.30pm Tea 5.30pm – 7pm


7pm – 8 pm

Dinner – 9pm Leisure


6th July 10am -12pm opening, Introduction, orientation & setting community standards (other than those in the booklet) 12 pm – 1 pm

Coaching session

1pm – 2 pm


2 pm – 7 pm tour of Thimphu 7 pm – 7.30 pm

At   Leisure

7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Dinner Evening programs, Short documentary film on GYA 2016



Date 9am-10.30am 10.30am – 11am 11am – 12.30pm 12.30pm – 1.30pm 1.30pm – 3pm 3pm – 3.30pm 3.30pm – 5pm 5pm – 9pm
7th   July IQ & GK


  Tea     Break  

Literary : Essay writing




Literary: Extempore

Tea Break
















Literary: Extempore



Evening Program

8th July  

Sports event

Session on Youth & SDG’s  

Innovative Farmers


Innovative Farmers


Evening Program

9th July  



Talent continues

Orientation on Child Rights & Protection Session on Youth & Financial Literacy  

Evening Program

10th July  

Social service


Social service


Social service

Session on Youth & Environment  

Camp fire

11th July Preparation/rehearsal for closing Closing

5 pm – 8 pm

12th July Departure



Transportation and escort teacher’s details


Sl. No School Escort Teacher Contact No. Remarks
1 Pemagatshel Middle Secondary School Mr. Thubten G DorjiMr. Yeshey Dorji 1763644617826162 To pick up the students from: S/Jongkhar,Pemagatshel, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Mongar and Lhuentse
2 Chumey Middle Secondary School Mr. Jampel DorjiMr. Pema Wangchuk



1754490117918552 To pick up the students from: Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangdi, Punakha & Gasa
3 Zhemgang Central School Mr. Maniraj ThapaMs. Rignam Gurung 1724521517837767 To pick up the students from: Tsirang, Sarpang, Gelephu, Dagana, Zhemgang
4 Yoseltse Middle Secondary School Mr. Chimi DhendupMr. Phuntsho Namgay 1772614617614568 To pick up the students from Samtse, Chukha, Paro & Haa


Please click here to see the participants list 2017

Please click here to download Selection Criteria for GYA 2017

Please click here to download Guidelines for the sub committee GYA 2017