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 national competition. The Young Geographer competition has been running for over 20 years and in 2020 over 10,000 young people took part.
This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition gave young people the chance to explore the potential that geography holds. Although we were all confined to our homes and doing #geographyathome, we asked young people to expand their wider geographical horizons by providing entries to our Young Geographer of the Year competition and explore the geography of 'The world beyond my window'.
See the 2020 winners
The Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award are kindly supported by: