Young Geographer of the year

Young Geographer of the Year (YGOTY) competition is run in conjunction with Geographical magazine. It began in 2000 and has become a regular feature in many schools’ calendars.

2012: What are the connections between your local area and the 206 Olympic and Paralympic participating nations and how do they influence the geography of your local area?

  • You should explore and explain about five interesting or unusual connections, rather than listing every connection you can find
  • Pupils in the three youngest categories (nine to 11, 11 to 14 and 14 to 16) should answer this question using an annotated diagram or map (no larger than A3 in size)
  • Students in the 16 to 18 category should answer this question through a 1,500 word essay which can include illustrations
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