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The 2022 theme for the poster competition is ‘The effects of plastic pollution in aquatic ecosystems and their impacts on the oceans’.
This year’s poster competition is sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS with IBG).

About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. Over the years, the accumulation of plastic waste in the oceans and other aquatic ecosystems has had direct effects on the wildlife. Physical and chemical plastic pollution ultimately ends up in streams, rivers, estuaries, ponds, and oceans. It is estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic pollution enters our oceans each year. Facing this serious challenge of addressing plastic pollution in aquatic ecosystems in your country, your poster will attempt to display the following issues:

• What are the effects of plastic pollution in your country’s aquatic ecosystems?
• If your country is landlocked, what are the impacts of the raw materials of their imported goods on the oceans?
• How is your country tackling the challenge of reducing plastic pollution, particularly in water bodies?
• What innovative solutions could your country implement in order to deal with reducing plastic pollution in water systems?

The questions above are suggested pointers but feel free to explore any relevant questions tied to the main theme. Images and text are permitted on your poster.


Groups of countries will then get together to talk about the information presented on their posters. Students will be able to ask questions about each other’s posters.
Posters must be created digitally, using PowerPoint or other graphic design software.
Posters have to be prepared and presented by the students taking part in the iGeo. Using a poster prepared by someone else is unacceptable.


A jury composed of academics, teachers, and geography enthusiasts will evaluate the posters.
The poster presentation is not counted as part of a student’s final score in the iGeo. However, a prize is planned for the team whose poster is voted the best. The winning posters will be exhibited during the UGI Congress in Paris as well as in the RGS building in London.

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