The National University of Singapore (NUS) Geography Challenge (GC) is an annual non-profit Geography competition jointly organized by the Department of Geography and the NUS Geographical Society. Since its official inception in 1997, the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has been the main sponsor of the event and the National Geographic Channel Asia has been the co-sponsor since 1999. Various agencies and statutory boards such as NEA, PUB and STB had also partnered the Geography Challenge series. It is also supported by the Ministry of Education and the Geography Teacher’s Association of Singapore.
The year 2005 heralded a new departure for NUS GC as the partnership with SPH and NGC ceased. NUS GC has since gained greater autonomy in organisation, backed with a strong sense of educational purpose. It continues to be noted for its large-scale engagement with schools and has benefited many generations of students aged 13 – 16 years old. Jointly organised by the NUS Department of Geography and the NUS Geographical Society, the NUS Geography Challenge is well know as the biggest annual nationwide Geography competition for secondary schools in Singapore.
In its 19th year running, GC2014 hopes to continue our quest to ignite passion and inspire students to develop a keen interest for the dynamic discipline of Geography. Through healthy competition, we seek to Engage, Empower and Educate the students, our future generation, on world issues and their close relationship with geography and to embark on their independent Geographical learning journey.
The Project Director for GC2015 is Juniathi Lim