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This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries and has the theme ‘Where, how and why?’. The competition, run in partnership with Geographical magazine, gives students the opportunity to discuss a place they want to visit, how they’d get there and why they want to go there.
We are looking for eye-catching, innovative, and informative responses that give a geographical overview of the place(s) students would like to visit, either locally or further afield, the reasons why they would use a particular type/s of transport, and what makes this place geographically interesting, important or meaningful to 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 which can be hand drawn or produced digitally, while A Level students must submit an Esri StoryMap 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 early career teachers. Teachers must produce a scheme of work, covering at least three lessons, focusing on the theme ‘Where, how and why?’.
The deadline for both competitions is 5.00pm on Monday 3 October and entries must be received as an online submission via our website.
Read the full competition guidelines to find out more
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