This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries. The competition, run in partnership with Geographical magazine, gives students the opportunity to explore the geography of ‘the world beyond my window’.
Although we are currently be confined to our homes, the competition allows students to examine the human and physical geography of places that exist beyond their window, be it locally or further afield. We want to know how young people’s lives are connected to and influenced by these places and want to understand how geographical processes in the physical and human worlds have created and might be changing them.
There are four categories for entrants: KS2 (pupils aged 9-11); KS3 (pupils aged 11-14); KS4 or GCSE (pupils aged 14-16); and KS5 or A Level (pupils aged 16-18). The first three categories require pupils to submit an A3 size poster, while A Level students must submit an ESRI Story Map containing no more than 1,500 words. All entries must adhere to the entry criteria of the relevant age category.
The Rex Walford Award runs alongside the Young Geographer of the Year competition and is open to trainee and newly qualified teachers. Teachers must produce a scheme of work, covering at least three lessons, focusing on the theme ‘the world beyond my window’.
The deadline for both competitions is 5.00pm on Tuesday 30 June.
Read the full competition guidelines to find out more.
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