The winners of the 2022 Young Geographer of the Year competition have been announced.
Young Geographer of the Year is a national competition run by the Society to encourage pupils to engage with geographical issues. This year’s competition asked pupils to explore the question ‘Where, how and why?’ and asked young people where they want to travel to, how they would get there, and why they want to travel there.
Professor Joe Smith, Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), said: “We were extremely impressed by the overwhelming quality of entries to this year’s competition, with hundreds of pupils taking part from across the UK and beyond. We were looking for – and found – original entries showing how sustainability was at the forefront of our entrants’ minds when thinking about travel today. Understanding environmental change but also connecting to others whether near or far were consistent themes. Congratulations to the winners and all who took part. We know that they all have bright geographical futures ahead.”
The Young Geographer of the Year competition recognises the best entries across four categories: Key Stage 2 (pupils aged 9-11); Key Stage 3 (11-14); Key Stage 4/GCSE (14-16); and Key Stage 5/A Level (16-18). The judges were very impressed with the range, quality, and number of competition entries received.
The overall category winners are:
9-11 years: Aryan Shekar, Westminster Under School
11-14 years: Tomohiro Oxborrow, St Paul’s Juniors
14-16 years: Esther Morris, Derby High School
16-18 years: Boe Kilshaw, Helsby High School
The Young Geographer of the Year competition is run by the Society in conjunction with Geographical magazine and is kindly supported by Cotswold Outdoor, Esri UK, Ordnance Survey and Philip’s Atlases.
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