School students across the UK are invited to enter the joint FT and Royal Geographical Society competition on whether it is better for the world to be wealthier or more equal.

Those studying A level geography have until September 27 to write an essay of up to 800 words exploring an issue that is central to the Sustainable Development Goal on the eradication of extreme poverty.

The judges will seek entries supported by evidence, making a clear argument and with referenced sources of information and data. The best will be published by the FT and the RGS.

Full details and an entry form are available on the RGS website.

Applicants are encouraged to get their schools to sign up for the FT’s free schools access programme, and may draw inspiration from articles in the FT such as this collection on poverty and this on inequality as well as the RGS’ global perspectives resources site.

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