The Society is asking students to explore the geography of their favourite place in this year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition.
The idea of ‘place’ is one of the most important concepts used by geographers, allowing an exploration of the people, processes, and connections that make particular places meaningful.
In exploring the geography of their favourite place, students could consider how it has been shaped by local, national, and global processes, the people and connections that make it meaningful, and its social, cultural, political and environmental geography.
Young Geographer of the Year has four age-based categories: KS2, KS3 and KS4 students are asked to produce an A3 poster, while KS5 students write a 1,500 word essay. All entries should clearly illustrate the geography of the chosen favourite place.
The Rex Walford Award is linked to the Young Geographer of the Year competition, and this year it asks trainees or teachers who have just started their careers to produce a short scheme of work that focuses on the same question: ‘What is the geography of your favourite place?’. Innovative and effective approaches to engaging students with the question are welcomed.
The deadline for all entries is 9.00am on Friday 13 October 2017. All winners will be contacted after this date and invited to an award ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London.
The Young Geographer of the Year competition is run in partnership with Geographical and is kindly supported by Cotswold Outdoors, Esri UK, Ordnance Survey, Stanfords and Phillip’s.
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