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.
Details of the 2023 competition are currently being finalised. Details of this year's competition will be posted here in mid-April, when the competition will open to entries.
Where, how and why
For this year’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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