Academic WorldQuest

Academic WorldQuest

Academic WorldQuest (also referred to as WorldQuest) is an annual team-based international affairs, geography, history and culture competition sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America. WorldQuest, held every year since 2003, has two different levels open to competitors - high school and adult.

There are ten categories that are changed each year; at the competition, ten questions from each category are asked.


WorldQuest was created in 1995 by Jennifer Watson Roberts of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte. The national competition began in 2003.

As of the 2007 competition, the first place winners receive $1,000 each (4 students, 1 teacher/coach), second place winners receive $500 each, third place winners receive $250 each, and fourth and fifth place winners receive $100 each. Prizes are donated by the [ Maibach Foundation] .

Past Winners:
* 2008: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
* 2007: Daniel Hand High School, Madison, Connecticut
* 2006: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Washington, D.C.

Regional competitions

In order to compete at the national competition, held each spring in Washington, D.C., teams must first win at their regional council level (usually held in January or February).

External links

* [ WorldQuest on the World Affairs Councils of American Website]

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