Young Geographer of the Year Competition

See the potential that Geography holds for you


  • Young Geographer of the Year competition this year gives pupils the chance to explore all aspects of Geography and see the potential that Geography holds for you in the future.
  • There are 4 different age categories which will decide whether you will create an A3 poster or an essay, detailing where geography can take you.
  • All entries must clearly illustrate where geography can take you and adhere to the following criteria:
    • Excellent attention to spelling, punctuation and grammar
    • Use of accurate geographical terminology throughout
    • Clearly labelled and appropriately acknowledged sources, including diagrams, charts, maps, or images
    • Accurate use of symbols, scales and keys, where appropriate
    • Original and independently produced—class sets of identical entries will not be accepted
    • If produced electronically, please use a minimum font size of point 10


  • Deadline for all entries is Friday 18 October 2019 at 5.00pm.
  • Entries received after this time will not be accepted. Due to the volume of entries, you will be contacted if you are successful.


  • Head to the official website to download the competition guidelines, the entry form and the certificate of commendation.
  • Submissions can be made by individual students or teachers.
  • Entries will not be returned, so make photocopies if necessary.
  • Entries should be posted directly to the Royal Geographic Society: Young Geographer of the Year Education Department, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Good luck!