Earth Enquiry: Exploring Physical Geography
In support of the Year of Fieldwork, this year’s competition is all about exploring the physical landscape by asking focused questions.
To enter, you’ll need to submit a photograph of a feature or landscape (perhaps on a field trip), which might be an expansive view or perhaps focus on something at a much smaller scale. You’ll also have to complete a short (250 words maximum) paragraph, starting with an interesting enquiry question and then suggesting how to discover more about what you have captured in the photo.
For instance, what was the timescale over which your subject formed, what processes were involved, what forms are created? was soil or geology important? are parts of the landscape inter-related?
A ‘perfect’ answer is not expected – but a short account imagining how best to investigate the physical geography is needed. There are some examples, plus other tips for creating a good entry, in the Tips section.
Choosing and notifying winners
Only one entry per person is allowed.
The entry will be judged on both the quality of the photograph and the description of the physical geography it contains.
Judges will select first, second and third-place entries.
Winners will be contacted around mid-November 2016.
By entering, you agree to the terms and conditions of the competition.
Prizes are courtesy of outdoor clothing company Páramo Directional Clothing Systems
- 1st prize = Fuera Ascent Windproof Jacket
- 2nd prize = Fuera Smock
- 3rd prize = Páramo Travel Towel
All winners and entries judged as Highly Commended will receive a copy of Longman’s Student Atlas from the Geographical Association and a certificate.
Successful photographs will feature on a special page of the Geographical Association website and other websites.
For more information click "Further official information" below.