Young Geographer of the Year Competition 2021

It's time for the RGS-IBG Young Geographer of the Year Competition once again. Last year, this formed part of our lockdown learning and resulted in some good outputs and entries.

This year the title is 'Remapping our Lives'.

For this year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition the RGS-IBG are asking young people to create an annotated map which reveals how their lives have been shaped by the Covid pandemic.

They are are interested to see maps which illustrate and describe:
  • Which local human and physical features they and their family used during the pandemic
  • Why some places were especially important to young people
  • The places they couldn’t visit and why
  • If the pandemic has led to them experiencing any new places in their local area
  • How the pandemic changed their geographical understanding of their local area
  • Any links which ‘stretch’ their maps to other places which were also important to them during the pandemic
Entering the competition
The competition has four categories as usual:
  1. Key Stage 2 (pupils aged 7-11)
  2. Key Stage 3 (pupils aged 11-14)
  3. Key Stage 4 or GCSE (pupils aged 14-16)
  4. Key Stage 5 or A Level (pupils aged 16-18)
Students should enter the Key Stage category they will be in on 30 June 2021.

The deadline for receipt of all entries is Thursday 22 July 2021 at 5.00pm. 

Worth saying that this needs to be used with care - depending on the extent to which COVID-19 has affected your school community - some of which you may know about all too well, and some of which may not be known to you. It may be that I adapt this a little and reduce the mention of COVID-19 and perhaps make it ... "how your lives have been changed over the last year..."