The Young Geographer of the Year competition is run in partnership with Geographical and is kindly supported by Esri UK, Ordnance Survey, Stanfords and Philip’s.
This year we are unable to take entries via post due to the situation around the COVID-19 outbreak. We are asking for all entries to be sent via our online submission link which means those in KS2-KS4 must upload their entries as a photo or scan of their posters (please ensure the text on the poster is readable). Alternatively, you can upload us an electronic copy of the poster as made in Word, Powerpoint or whichever program you wish to use (please ensure the poster is scaled to A3 size and sent as a PDF if possible). Those in KS5 are being asked to make an Esri story map, these should also be sent in via the online submission link. More information on how to make an Esri story map can be found here.
All entries must be made as an online submission using the link via www.rgs.org/YGOTY. Entries must use the file name / type requirements specified on the online application form, or they cannot be considered . If you are a teacher sending in entries, please also note how many students in your school took part in the competition. Submissions can be made by individual students or teachers. Teacher and school contact details must be provided when the online submission/s is/are made.
*Extended deadline Friday 1 October 2021 5:00pm*
Thank you to all of those who have already entered, and for those who will complete their entries before the summer break. However due to ongoing circumstances with Covid within education, we have taken the decision to extend to the deadline to allow schools who haven't already been involved the opportunity to submit entries.
Entrants must enter into the Key stage category they were in on the 30 June 2021 and all entries must continue to be made online using the link www.rgs.org/YGOTY using the same format file name / type requirements specified on the online application form, or they cannot be considered.
Please note that the changing date of submission will not affect judging. If you have any queries or questions, please email Eduadmin@rgs.org
Map, diagram and graph annotations ARE included in the word count. Titles, subtitles, table of contents and references ARE NOT included in the word count. The word limit of 1,500 means that we do not wish any entries to be over 1,500 words, but if entries are slightly under they will not be penalised.
All KS2, KS3 and KS4 entries must be A3 posters. KS5 entries must be no longer than 1,500 words.
The online submission form allows you to submit 10 entries. We ask that you keep to 10 entries or below per school please. We encourage you to run an internal competition within your school to select the final entries for submission.
There is no limit on file size, but we ask you to be sensible please as larger files obviously take longer to upload and open.
The competition is not exclusive to RGS-IBG members and anyone who is within the correct age groups are welcome to take part.
We gladly accept entries from schools outside of the UK.
Winners and Highly Commended entrants will win an award and a selection of geography prizes.
We will notify the winners during the Autumn Term. We will post on our website as soon as winners have been notified.
Winners and Highly Commended entrants will be informed of all of the details regarding the Awards Ceremony. The date for the Awards Ceremony will be announced at a later date.
The question and all of the entry details will be announced in April 2022.
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