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SA Geographers’ Fieldwork Awards – Years 7 to 12

The SA Geographers’ Fieldwork Awards is a competition run by the Geography Teachers’ Association of South Australia in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

The SA Geographers’ Fieldwork Awards is a competition run by the Geography Teachers’ Association of South Australia in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

SA Geographers’ Fieldwork Awards for 2023

Entries for the 2023 awards are open until 10 February 2024. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts according to - originality of fieldwork techniques, creativity in conveying geographical information, and the strength of conclusions and recommendations. Entries can be completed individually, or in collaboration with students of the same year level, may be presented as a written report or in a multi-modal format, and may be part of work completed in 2023 as part of SACE or International Baccalaureate programs. 

The GTASA has produced an Entry Checklist and guide to Fieldwork resources to assist interested students. Enter Now

For what and to whom is this award given?

The SA Geographers’ Fieldwork Awards is a competition run by the Geography Teachers’ Association of South Australia (GTASA) in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia (RGSSA) to encourage students to engage with geographical issues and to reward student excellence.
The competition aims to highlight outstanding success in an individual inquiry-based task which has a distinct focus on field work and data collection.

How are awardees acknowledged?

Awardees (and their schools) receive a certificate and monetary prizes will be presented to all successful students. Year 7 and 8 awardees receive $100, Year 9 awardees receive $150, Year 10 awardees receive $175, and Year 11 and 12 awardees receive $200. Award recipients are recognized at a special event of the Society, such as the Annual Awards Ceremony typically held in Government House – and hosted by the Governor – or the Society’s Annual Dinner. They are also acknowledged in GeoNews, the member’s newsletter, as well as on the Society’s website and through other relevant media. If possible, the winners and their entries can be viewed on the GTASA and RGSSA websites.

How are awardees selected?

A panel of committee members from the GTASA will decide the winners in each category and advise RGSSA of their decision. On behalf of Council, the RGSSA Secretariat shall correspond annually with the GTASA seeking to receive their nominations for the SA Geographers’ Fieldwork Awards – Years 7 to 12 by 10 February.

Award Recipients

Year 7 - Olivia Fan

Year 8 - Jackson Hefford

Year 9 - Della Davis

Year 10 - Samarbir Singh, Daniel Teng, Neel Rawat

Year 11 - Alana Kneebone

Year 12 - Charlotte Ellis

Year 7 - Lily Halpin

Year 8 - Petia Papazoglou

Year 9 - Amaya De Silva

Year 11 - Jessica Jones

Year 12 - Elijah Rieger

Year 10 – Isabella Wirth

Year 11 – Rosanna Herriot

Year 12 – Hannah Nguyen

Year 10 – Nihar Janjua

Year 11 – Sophie Penberthy

Year 12 – Camryn Dudley