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GA awards 2019

GA Awards 2019

About the GA Awards

The annual GA Awards ceremony recognises the achievements of individuals, schools and publishers during the previous year. The 2019 GA Awards were presented at the GA Annual Conference at the University of Manchester.


GA Outstanding Service Diploma

This award is given for outstanding service to the GA through membership of and contribution to the work of its committees and special interest groups. This year’s awardees are Sophie Wilson, Janet Hutson and Kevin Cook.


GA Certificate

This award is given for service on GA committees and special interest groups. This year, awards are given to Keith Hicks, Chloe Searl and Philip Monk.


Award for Excellence in Leading Geography

This award is presented to those articles in each of our journals that have made the greatest contribution to the development of good practice, as decided by a poll on the GA website.

This year’s winners are:
Primary Geography

‘There’s no place like gnome’

Helen Clarke and Sharon Witt

Spring 2018


Teaching Geography

‘Casting aside our hammers: Creative fieldwork approaches and methods

Janine Maddison and Robyn Landy

Autumn 2018



‘Linking carbon and water cycles with forests’

Alexander Antonarakis

Spring 2018


GA Publishers’ Awards

The GA Publishers’ Awards are given for materials associated with geography in schools and colleges that are considered to make a significant contribution to geographical education and professional development. This year we have awarded in the Highly Commended and Silver categories.

The awards are as follows:

Highly Commended: Progress in Geography: Key Stage 3

Hodder Education


Highly Commended: Explore Geography

London Grid for Learning and Inspyro


Highly Commended: Glaciation Landforms Knowledge Booster videos

Time for Geography/Keele University


Highly Commended: Cities Knowledge Booster video

Time for Geography/Royal Holloway University of London


Highly Commeded: Coasts Knowledge Booster videos: Depositional processes and landforms

Time for Geography/University of Derby


Highly Commended: Cities Knowledge Booster videos

Time for Geography/ University of Portsmouth


Highly Commended: Coastal Management Knowledge Booster videos

Time for Geography/University of West of England


Silver: GCSE geography fieldwork for AQA

Insight and Perspective


Silver: Coastal management in Porlock Bay

Exmoor National Park Authority


Silver: Seneca Learning online resources



Silver: Geomorphology Knowledge Booster videos

Time for Geography


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WW reservoire

Worldwise runs a number of competitions for students. The team from Thomas Adams School, Shropshire (Megan Bailey, Thomas Watts and Eve Coburn) won the 2018 Worldwise Challenge Weekend at Blencathra Field Studies Centre.

The International Geography Olympiad is a competition for the best 16 to 19 year old geography students from all over the world. Zachary Elliott, Bree Livesey, James Cartledge and Sophie Bagot Jewitt won a GA competition to represent the GA at 2018’s event in Quebec, Canada.


Physical Geography Photo Competition

This competition offers a chance for secondary students to showcase their photography skills with a focus on physical geography. The winners from the 11-14 category are:

1st Prize goes to John Broadis from Berkhamsted School

2nd Prize goes to Brodie Brown from the Skinners’ School

And 3rd Prize goes to Sophie Danks from Monmouth School for Girls


And from the 14-18 category:

1st Prize goes to Joe Syer from Cheadle Hulme High School

2nd Prize goes to Lucy Creasey from Monmouth School for Girls

And 3rd Prize goes to Benjamin Candlish from Sheringham High School

View the website article for large versions of the winning photos


Quality Marks

The GA’s Primary and Secondary Quality Marks exist to recognise quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development, teaching and learning.

View recent Primary Geography Quality Mark award holders

View recent Secondary Geography Quality Mark award holders

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National Festival of Fieldwork 2024

The GA encourages everyone to take part in June 2024