Monday, February 12, 2007

Young Geographer of the Year 2007

The new competition for Young Geography of the Year 2007 has just been launched by the Geographical Magazine.

This year's question is "Can Recycling Save the World?" and must be the title of any work that is submitted for the competition. There are 3 different categories for the competition:

* Junior (12 and under on 31st August 2007) - design a magazine front cover (A3 size)

* Young (13-15 on 31st August 2007) - write a magazine article (word limit: 800 words)

* Senior (16-18 on 31st August 2007) - write a magazine article (word limit: 1600 words)

There are some amazing prizes on offer for the winner of each category. Have a look at the following:
- Winner of the Junior Category - a Raleigh Max bike.
- Winner of the Young Category - a fortnight placement with a guardian to work on a conservation project with desert elephants in Namibia.
- Winner of the Senior Category - A month long Amazon expedition in Peru(23rd July - 24th August 2007 - prize is not exchangable - see site for more details) "Research projects on this expedition will include surveys of both the pink and grey river dolphins, building hatching sites for turtles and surveying populations of animals such as the red howler monkey" (www.geographical.co.uk)

For full details of the competition and the prizes on offer please see the competition pages of the online Geographical Magazine. Terms and conditions of entry can be found here.

If you are interested in entering the competiton, please see me with your ideas. If you decide to enter, once you have completed your entry you will need to see me for an entry cover sheet.

Why not post some of your thoughts on the question "Can recycling save the world?" by adding a comment to this post. . .

Here are a few links which may help you with your research - there are lots of others out there...

5 comments:

Richard said...

well the deadline has passed and i entered my magazne cover in on thursday of last week.. good luck to all who entred...... can't wait to find out the winner.....

Mr Chambers said...

Yes - Good luck to all who entered. Do we know when the winners are to be announced?

Richard said...

Sometime in May (this month) I really just wanna find out who won.. i know 'patience is a virtue' but not for me :D

Mr Chambers said...

I assume the winners will be announced on the Geographical website - perhaps if anyone sees the link they could post it here.

Richard said...

Ok after looking more closely I can say that the winners should be contacted directly THIS month and the winners are probably going to be announced next month...