We are delighted to let you know the RGS-HK has launched a major new initiative, the Hong Kong Young Geographer of the Year Awards.
This is a new competition for all full-time students in Hong Kong. Students can participate in the competition by submitting a visual image accompanied by a brief written explanation that demonstrates their knowledge and application of geographical concepts that connect to competition themes. Visuals can be submitted in the form of a photograph, map, sketch or infographic, and each student can enter a maximum of one submission for each theme. The submissions have been requested by 20 February 2021 and the winners announcement will be during April 2021.
The themes of the entries are in the following categories:
- Nature: the uniqueness of the natural environment and species of Hong Kong
- People & Culture: the character of Hong Kong’s people & their ideas, customs or behaviour
- Urbanscape: the signatures of Hong Kong's built environment
- Critical Eye: the social, socio-economic or environmental issues that matter in Hong Kong
Entrants with shortlisted and winning entries are going to have their work displayed in a Hong Kong Young Geographer of the Year Exhibition, which we shall invite all of our Members to visit. Winners will also be invited to a prize giving ceremony. Each age-group (primary, secondary and tertiary) and each thematic category will have winners, with the awards comprising financial prizes and RGS-HK student benefits.
The judging panel includes a diverse range of experts in the fields of geography and the natural sciences, photographers, educators and nature enthusiasts familiar with Hong Kong.