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:
Fundamental British Values: geography’s contribution to understanding difference by Fatima Pirbhai-Illich and Fran Martin
Geography Classroom strategies for tackling the whiteness of geography by Charlotte Milner
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:
Discover the World Education
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Time for Geography in partnership with Durham University, Atkins (member of the SNC-Lavalin group) and FSC
Time for Geography in partnership with University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge, TREX and ESTA
Time for Geography in partnership with Keele University, Swansea University and TREX
Time for Geography in partnership with Royal Holloway University of London and University of Dundee
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.
This award is given for service on GA committees and special interest groups. This year, the award is given to Jen Lomas.
The GA’s Primary and Secondary Quality Marks exist to recognise quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development, teaching and learning.
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