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Young Geographer of the Year

The Young Geographer of the Year competition is run in partnership with Geographical and is kindly supported by Esri UK, Ordnance Survey, Cotswold Outdoor and Philip’s.

The Young Geographer of the Year is the Society’s annual competition which recognises the outstanding work of the next generation of geographers. With its age ranges spanning the primary years to A Level, the competition encourages thoughtful and creative answers to the competition’s theme which is set each year.

The Society encourages schools to run their own in-house competition and then send their top 10 entries into the international competition. The Young Geographer competition has been running for over 20 years and in 2020 over 10,000 young people took part.

2023 competition

The 2023 Young Geographer of the Year competition is now closed.

The theme for the Young Geographer of the Year competition 2023 was:

A blueprint for the future

The Society invited you to create your own blueprint for the future. We were looking for innovative ideas to address problems in areas such as food production and supply, energy and sustainability, water security, resources, population growth, economic crisis, transport, travel, urbanisation, risk management, trade, environmental management, biodiversity and more. 

The winners of the 2023 competition have been announced. 

2022 competition

Where, how and why

For 2022's Young Geographer of the Year competition we asked young people where might they want to travel to, how would they get there and why there.

View the 2022 finalists

The Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award are kindly supported by:

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