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.
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:
‘There’s no place like gnome’
Helen Clarke and Sharon Witt
‘Casting aside our hammers: Creative fieldwork approaches and methods’
Janine Maddison and Robyn Landy
‘Linking carbon and water cycles with forests’
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:
London Grid for Learning and Inspyro
Time for Geography/Keele University
Time for Geography/Royal Holloway University of London
Time for Geography/University of Derby
Time for Geography/ University of Portsmouth
Time for Geography/University of West of England
Insight and Perspective
Exmoor National Park Authority
Time for Geography
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
The GA’s Primary and Secondary Quality Marks exist to recognise quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development, teaching and learning.