Young Researcher Competion

This is a new competition designed to encourage youngsters to undertake research into their local heritage.

The competition is open to students in Years S4, S5, S6, or recent school leavers, who have not yet begun higher education. The aim is for the student to produce a research paper on any topic relating to the human history or natural environment of Dumfries and Galloway. Examples of this could be to research the career of a local historical figure, the history of a significant local building/monument, a study – perhaps a census – of local wildlife or the importance of an exhibit in one of the region’s museums. But this is only a guide and is by no means meant to restrict your choice.

A pdf file giving the Terms and Conditions of the competition is available for downloading.

Anyone wishing to enter the competition should make use of the Registration Form and the Entry Form by completing the appropriate sections of the Word files which are available for downloading. The completed forms should be sent as email attachments to Closing dates for submission are given on the forms.