photo comp 16The GA says that, following the success of previous photo competitions by its Physical Geography Special Interest Group, the Physical Geography Photo Competition returns.  The theme for this year is ‘Landscape Story’.

The aims are …

  • to promote students’ observation and awareness of physical geography in their environment
  • to apply young people’s knowledge of physical geography using an informal context
  • to inspire young people to observe and interact with physical geography through imagery
  • for young people to recognise that photography is an exciting and interesting way of capturing and interpreting physical geography.

This year’s competition is about explaining the story behind the physical landscape; why it looks the way it does, how it was formed, the interaction of processes and the passage of time needed to create the scene in front of you.  Students should submit a photo of a physical landscape with a description (maximum of 250 words) that describes and interprets the physical geography that has created your landscape.

The competition entry deadline is Friday 17 September 2017.

The competition website includes advice and suggestions for discovering examples of physical geography plus tips for creating a good entry. Each entry will be judged on both the quality of the photograph and the description of the physical geography it contains.  There are two entry categories:  Ages 11–14 (KS3) and Ages 14–18 (KS4–5)

You can view last year’s winning entries here.


NB, the GA has a course on New GCSE Geography essentials for secondary geography teachers and heads of department.  This is in London on Tuesday 4 July 2017.  You can book a place here.

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