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Geography student wins 2022 Hong Kong Young Geographer of the Year Competition (YGOTY)

28 Jun 2022

The Royal Geographical Society (Hong Kong) announced the winners of the 2022 Hong Kong Young Geographer of the Year Awards (YGOTY) on 11 June 2022 and our Geography student, Mr. Wu Hoi Yan, Ryan (Year 3, *BSSc GEOG) won the Award in the Critical Eye Theme, Tertiary Education Division.
For the second Annual YGOTY, RGS-HK received over 520 entries from more than 400 students in different local and international schools, and universities. The winning entries encompassed a wide variety of visuals such as photographs and infographics on themes related to nature, people and culture, urbanscape, and critical eye. In the theme of Critical Eye, participants were invited to examine the social, socio-economic or environmental issues of Hong Kong. Ryan’s submission highlighted the serious light and air pollution in Hong Kong in an image capturing the atmosphere of Central’s finance district. It also mentioned the role of government in policy making and climate justice and further encouraged citizens to adopt a green living style to reduce their carbon footprint.
The entries were assessed by a panel of judges in the fields of geography and the natural sciences, photography, education and nature enthusiasts, based on originality, composition, impact, the technique applied, and correlation to the theme.
The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong (RGS-HK), founded in 1995, is the largest English-medium society in Hong Kong. RGS-HK organizes over 120 events annually, including field trips, educational events, and major Schools Outreach Programme, and fosters geographical research with scholarships for undergraduate and master’s degree research.
The prize-winning entries can be viewed on the RGS-HK website Exhibition (https://mailchi.mp/rgshk/ygoty22).



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