In addition to running history-themed competitions, International Academic Competitions also organizes the International Geography Bee, a worldwide geography quiz competition for primary and secondary school students! Within the Canadian Division, the same four age divisions apply as they do for the International History Bee and Bowl. Qualified students are then eligible to attend the inaugural 2022 International Geography Bee World Championships which are being held in Burlington, Vermont and Montral, Canada on July 3-10.
The Canadian High School Division, including Varsity (11&12) and JV (9&10), of the IGB consists of the Canadian Championships Qualifying Exam (online and at in-person Regionals) the and the Canadian Championships. The Canadian Elementary Division, including Middle (7&8) and Elementary (6 and below), of the IGB consists of the Online Qualifying Exam, the Online Geography Regional on April 10 and the Canadian Championships. The Championships Qualifying Exams that were used in 2016-2017 are available here for practice.
High School students scoring in the top half of students in their age division at their exam site, or who finish in the top half of all students in Canada for their age division on the exam qualify for the IGB Canadian Championships. High School Students scoring in the top quarter of students in their age division at their exam site, or who finish in the top quarter of all students in Canada for their age division on the exam qualify for IGB World Championships.
Elementary students who finish in the top half of all students in Canada for their age division in the online Canadian Geography Regional for the IGB Canadian Championships. Elementary students who finish in the top quarter of all students in their division in the online Canadian Geography Regional qualify for IGB World Championships.
Students do not have to attend the IGB Canadian Championships to qualify for the IGB World Championships, though those who do and finish in the top half in their age division qualify if they haven’t qualified already for the IGB World Championships.
The Canadian Championships for the International Geography Bee will consist of 3 preliminary rounds of 30 paragraph-length buzzer quiz questions, and one or two rounds of playoffs for the top students from the preliminaries. You can see sample questions here from 2017 IGB Canadian Championships; see also questions from past years’ Geography Bee of Europe to get a sense of the sort of questions that are asked at the Championships.
For further details, the website of IGB is located at www.internationalgeographybee.com – in particular, see the FAQ page here. For further questions about IGB, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org