GA Publishers' Awards


The Geographical Association Publishers' Awards recognise resources that make a significant contribution to geography in primary schools, secondary schools or colleges, and encourage the creative development of new materials.

Publishers and authors are invited to enter resources in the following categories:

  • Early Years and Primary
  • Secondary and beyond
  • Professional Development (all phases)
  • Other

In 2017 we received entries from:
Discover the World Education
CGP Books
Fairtrade Foundation
Greater London Authority
Oxfam GB
Royal Meteorological Society
Taylor and Francis

The Awards Ceremony

The GA Publishers’ Awards are presented at the GA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Winners will be invited to the Awards Presentation and printed in the Conference Handbook. A Gold Certificate will be given for the best overall entry, and Silver and/or Highly Commended Certificates may be awarded in each category. The 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition is being held at Sheffield Hallam University on 5-7 April. Find out more about the Conference.

The winners will receive permission to use the GA Publishers’ Award logo on the winning resource and on relevant marketing literature. As well as, exposure through the GA social media networks and coverage in the summer issue of GA Magazine sent to 5000 members.

Judging criteria

The judges consider:

Impact - the significance of the contribution that the material is likely to make to the quality of geographical education in the UK.

Quality - the quality of the material in terms of geographical content, design, presentation and/or production.

Usability - the usefulness and appropriateness of the product in terms of its application in the geography classroom and/or professional development.

Originality - the originality of the concept or the approach on which the product is based.


Two copies of each entry should be submitted with an entry form and a short report (maximum 300 words) on the significance of the material to geographical education, and a fee of £50 (£45 for registered charities). The price includes a link to your website from the GA Publishers’ Awards webpage. Please note that entries will not be returned.

Any kind of material can be submitted including print and electronic resources. To qualify, the materials must have been first produced in the twelve months prior to the closing date of 6 December 2017. Entries received after the closing date will not be accepted.

The deadline for submitting entries is 6 December 2017

Download the entry form


See this year’s winners

2016 award winners >>>

See previous year's winners:

2015 award winners >>>
2014 award winners >>>
2013 award winners >>>

If you have any queries, please contact Harriet Brookes (0114 296 0088).

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