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, Mr. Nawraj Rai will be going to UWC Pearson Canada in August 2017.

Tentative Program for Golden Youth Award Camp 2017

Day Date Remarks
Thursday 6th July 2017 Arrival of the participants
Friday 7th July 2017 Orientation
Saturday 8th July 2017 Camp
Sunday 9th July 2017 Camp
Monday 10th July 2017 Camp
Tuesday 11th July 2017 Camp
Wednesday 12th July 2017 Closing
Thursday 13th July 2017 Departure


Transportation and escort teacher’s details


Sl. No School Escort Teacher Contact No. Remarks
1 Pemagatshel Middle Secondary School Mr. Thubten G Dorji


Mr. Yeshey Dorji




To pick up the students from: S/Jongkhar,

Pemagatshel, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Mongar and Lhuentse

2 Chumey Middle Secondary School Mr. Jampel Dorji


Mr. Pema Wangchuk






To pick up the students from: Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangdi, Punakha & Gasa
3 Zhemgang Central School Mr. Maniraj Thapa


Ms. Rignam Gurung




To pick up the students from: Tsirang, Sarpang, Gelephu, Dagana, Zhemgang
4 Yoseltse Middle Secondary School Mr. Chimi Dhendup


Mr. Phuntsho Namgay




To pick up the students from Samtse, Chukha, Paro & Haa


Please click here to download Selection Criteria for GYA 2017

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