GA Awards

Each year the GA presents a number of awards recognising an outstanding contribution to geography education, the Association, a local branch or a GA committee.

  • GA Annual award for Excellence
  • Honorary membership of the GA
  • GA Outstanding Service certificates (branch)
  • GA Outstanding Service Diploma (committees and working groups)
  • GA Certificate
  • GA Rex Walford award

Further information about each of the awards including eligibility, nominations and judging is available to download below, together with the appropriate nomination forms.

Additional awards including Excellence in Leading Geography (journal articles), Quality Marks, Frederick Soddy Trust and GA Publishers' Awards are presented each year at the GA Annual Conference.

GA Awards list and further information


Nomination forms

GA Annual Award for Excellence

Honorary Membership of the GA

GA Outstanding Service Certificates (Branches)

GA Outstanding Service Diploma (Committees and Special interest groups)

GA Certficate

GA Rex Walford Geography Student Teacher Award

The GA Rex Walford Geography Student Teacher Award recognises inspirational and innovative geography teaching practice (at primary or secondary level) developed by an individual during their period of ITE. It takes its cue from Rex’s remarkable contribution to geography ITE in the UK over many years. An idea of the high regard in which Rex was held can be gained from the many testimonials and memories on the GA website. We read of a man of unquenchable enthusiasm and optimism, and a highly gifted teacher.

We hope this award will encourage, inspire and remind us all of what can be achieved through innovative and imaginative geography teaching.

GA Rex Walford Award nomination form


All nomination forms should be sent to the GA Executive Assistant Ricky Buck by email or post: The Geographical Association, 160 Solly Street, Sheffield S1 4BF by 31 December each year.


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