A joint competition run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the Financial Times.
The 2020 Essay Competition, organised in partnership with the Financial Times, asked students to discuss the geographical story behind a chosen set or sets of data related to sustainability and climate change. The competition sought thoughtful and well-argued responses to the topic, which was based around the COP-26 2021 aims ‘to increase climate ambition, build resilience and lower emissions’, and was open to all A Level geography students aged 16 – 18 in the UK. We are delighted with the high quality of the entries received. We are pleased to be able to provide the winning essays here.
The overall winner is:
Reuben Meadows (All Saints RC School, York)
In addition, given the range and depth of entries received, the Society and Financial Times have recognised four other essays submitted with highly commended awards:
Jack Doran (Birkenhead School, Oxton)
Benjamin Xavier Jacob (St Paul's School, London)
Marina Semple (St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon)
Clara Zibell (Southbank International School, London)
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