Search
Close this search box.

GA awards 2021

About the GA Awards

The annual GA Awards ceremony recognises the achievements of individuals, schools and publishers during the previous year. The 2021 GA Awards were presented at the GA Annual Conference online. Watch the ceremony here

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

Fundamental British Values: geography’s contribution to understanding difference by Fatima Pirbhai-Illich and Fran Martin

 

Teaching Geography

Geography Classroom strategies for tackling the whiteness of geography by Charlotte Milner

Geography

Geography Topple the racists 1: decolonising the space and institutional memory of the university by Gerry Kearns

 

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:

 Eyjafjallajokull – 10 years on – From A Geographical Perspective

Discover the World Education

Highly Commended

Progress in Geography Skills

Hodder Education

 Highly Commended

Teaching map skills to inspire a sense of place and adventure

Ordnance Survey

Highly Commended

Discovering the Weddell Sea

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

 Highly Commended

Cities Knowledge Booster: Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)

Time for Geography in partnership with Durham University, Atkins (member of the SNC-Lavalin group) and FSC

Highly Commended

Tectonic Hazards Knowledge Booster: Tectonics, lava and different types of volcanoes

Time for Geography in partnership with University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge, TREX and ESTA

Highly Commended

Tectonic Hazards Knowledge Booster: Plate boundaries

Time for Geography in partnership with Keele University, Swansea University and TREX

Silver

Glaciation Knowledge Booster: Glacier mass balance

Time for Geography in partnership with Royal Holloway University of London and University of Dundee

Silver

 Powerful Primary Geography: A Toolkit for 21st Century Learning

Routledge

Silver

Honorary membership

This is the highest award that the GA makes and recognises the enormous contribution that the recipients have made to the GA and to geography in education. This year the award goes to Paula Richardson.

 

Annual award for excellence

This award is for an individual who has made a significant contribution to furthering geographical knowledge and understanding through education and/or the work of the GA over the previous year. This year the award goes to Sharon Witt and Anjana Khatwa.

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 Emma Johns, Jane Ferretti, Mick Dawson, Simon Oakes, Hafsa Garcia, Tessa Willy, Susan Knight, Rouna Ali.

GA Outstanding Service Certificate

This award is given for outstanding service to a GA branch. This year the award goes to Catherine White and Elizabeth Atkins.

GA Certificate

This award is given for service on GA committees and special interest groups. This year, the award is given to Jen Lomas.

 

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 Primary Geography Quality Mark award holders 

View Secondary Geography Quality Mark award holders 

 

Professional award

The GA Professional Award recognises and rewards teachers of geography who can demonstrate that they geography who can demonstrate that they can evidence and have reflected on the impact of professional development on their practice.

This year the recipients of the Professional Award are Juliana Vianna, Faye Wilson-Cressey

This year the recipients of the Enhanced Professional Award are Rob Clemens, Leah Carrington, Hannah Owen, Emma Espley, Katrina Fryett.

 

Physical Geography Photo Competition

This competition offers a chance for secondary students to showcase their photography skills combined with skills in describing and explaining the physical geography they have captured. The theme for 2019 was ‘Wonderful physical geography’ and the winners are:

From the 11-14 category:

1st prize goes to Molly-Mei Hunter from Stroud High School

2nd prize goes to Stefania Tudor from Collingwood College

3rd prize goes to Ben Wilson from Colyton Grammar School

From the 14-18 category:

Joint 1st prize goes to William Stidwell from The Woodroffe School and to Amy Baxter from Berkhamsted School

3rd prize goes to Annalee Bland from Colyton Grammar School

Become a member

GA membership provides specialist support and expert advice for geography teaching

Geography Quality Marks

Register for the 2025 Quality Mark before 31 July and receive a 20% discount off your fee

National Festival of Fieldwork 2024

The GA encourages everyone to take part in June 2024