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.
We are delighted to announce that our Young Geographer of the Year Competition, organised in partnership with @GeographicalMag, is open! Pupils are encouraged to create and submit an annotated map revealing how their lives have been shaped by COVID-19. https://t.co/lsU6EMUQWF pic.twitter.com/lhqu5feHFC— RGS-IBG Schools (@RGS_IBGschools) April 1, 2021
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
The competition has four categories as usual:
- Key Stage 2 (pupils aged 7-11)
- Key Stage 3 (pupils aged 11-14)
- Key Stage 4 or GCSE (pupils aged 14-16)
- Key Stage 5 or A Level (pupils aged 16-18)
The deadline for receipt of all entries is Thursday 22 July 2021 at 5.00pm.