To enter, you’ll need to submit a photograph of a physical landscape (perhaps from;a field trip). Landscapes can be big or small, but the story should reflect the scale of what you have captured.

You have 250 words to tell the story of your landscape, so be concise, accurate, and make sure you use geographical language. Your story should describe and interpret the physical geography that has created your landscape.

There are some examples, plus other tips for creating a good entry, in the Tips section.

When you’re ready, you’ll need to upload your entry using this website, provide us with some basic contact details, and agree to the terms & conditions of entry.


Entry to the competition is open to any school pupil in Years 7-13 during the academic year 2016-17.

There are two categories of entry:

  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7 -9)
  • GCSE/Standard/A-Level/Higher (Years 10-13)

Closing date

Entries close on 17 September 2017 at noon.

Deadline extended to Friday 29th September 2017 at 6pm.

Choosing and notifying winners

Only one entry per person is allowed.
Entries will be judged on their visual appeal/quality of the photograph, and the quality of the accompanying description with a particular emphasis on the physical geography therein contained.

Judges will select first, second and third-place entries.
Winners will be contacted around mid-November 2017.

By entering, you agree to the terms and conditions of the competition.


Prizes are courtesy of outdoor clothing company Páramo Directional Clothing Systems

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.


Click the image below to download a poster advertising the competition.