The US Geography Championships for the Middle & Elementary School Divisions consists solely of the National Championships, which for the 2023-24 academic year will take place at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL on Friday, May 24, 2024.
Registration for the National Championships opens in November and runs through early May on this page. We are expecting approximately 400 students to compete in the National Championships of the 2024 US Geography Championships, and we hope you will be able to join us! Nationals weekend will also feature many other events, including the Opening Ceremonies, a Family Quiz Night, Universal Studios Night, Intro to Model United Nations, various talks and receptions, and the Jeopardy! Charity Games. A full schedule of the 2024 Nationals Events is available here.
The cost to compete at the 2024 National Championships is $95 if registration takes place prior to the end of 2023; otherwise it is $99. Registration for the National Championships opens in November and runs through early May on this page.
Please note that the format of the 2024 Middle & Elementary School USGC National Championships has been changed since 2023. However, students are still advised to review past USGC National Championships Exams as the questions themselves are still good practice and cover much of the same material that will be tested in 2024.
Overall USGC Rank Calculation
For the overall USGC rank, placements will be determined on a points system using the following formula –
Multiple Choice Exam points x .25 + Free-Response Exam points x .75 = overall score (out of 100)
Overall scores will be calculated to 3 decimal places and students will be ranked based on their overall scores. If there is a tie for any of the top ten positions in the overall rankings, ties will be broken using the following criteria (in respective order) –
- Points earned on the Free-Response Exam.
- Points earned on questions 31-50 of the Multiple Choice Exam.
If students are still tied following these two tiebreakers, an additional five question multiple choice exam will be administered, with the student earning the most points on this exam taking the higher placement. This process may be repeated as needed until the tie is broken.
For all questions on the 2024 Middle & Elementary School National Championships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.