What makes the Arctic unique?
This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition gives pupils the opportunity to explore the geography of the Arctic - in doing so, they will discover what makes this polar environment so unique.
The Arctic is an environment like no other. It is home to four million people, supports an abundance of uniquely adapted wildlife, and plays an important role in moderating the world’s climate system. However, the Arctic is a dynamic environment that is undergoing change. How do these changes affect the Arctic itself and the rest of the world?
The competition has four categories: KS2 (pupils aged 9-11), KS3 (pupils aged 11-14), GCSE (pupils aged 14-16) and A Level (pupils aged 16-18). The Society encourages schools to run their own semi-finals before entering their top-placed entries into the national competition. For more information on the Arctic see the Discovering the Arctic website and the NERC Arctic Office website.
This year's competition is now closed. Details of the 2019 Young Geographer of the Year competition will be released in April 2019. Please do not contact us regarding the competition before this date.
Download competition guidelines
Download certificate of commendation
RGS-IBG Director, Professor Joe Smith, gives his advice on areas you could focus on for your entries:
Anisa al Raisi, Role Instructor for Outward Bounds Oman, was a member of the Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition which skied to the North Pole in April 2018. Here are her ideas on your entries for the competition.