Students who compete in the Middle School, 6th Grade, and Elementary School Divisions of the National Geography Bowl can qualify for the 2024 International Geography Championships which will be held in Vienna, Austria from July 13-20! Students can qualify for IGC by finishing in the top 50% in their age division at the 2024 National Geography Bowl National Championships. They can also qualify by finishing in the top 25% at any 2022-23 or 2023-24 National Geography Bee Regional Finals tournament, or in the top 50% at the 2023 or 2024 National Championships of the National Geography Bee. The complete qualifying methods for the International Geography Championships are explained here.
The International Geography Championships is a week-long event with numerous competitions, field trips, family activities and more. In each event, medals are awarded to the top 3 competing students in each age division. US students compete for their state; students from other countries (or students in the USA who were born abroad or who have foreign citizenship) represent those countries. Two of the most prestigious events at IGC are the International Geography Bee World Championships and the International Geography Bowl World Championships; an overall IGC Championship title is also awarded in each age division; please view the website at www.geochampionships.com for further details on all events and to register. We are expecting 125-200 students to attend the 2024 IGC.
As part of the 2024 International Geography Championships, an optional day trip to Budapest (featuring one or two official medal events) on July 13 is also offered. There will also be an optional week-long Central Europe extension trip following the conclusion of the IGC which will visit Prague, Dresden, Berlin, and other points in between Vienna and Berlin which is open to any family with a student age 9-17 (participation in IGC is not required to take part in the trip).
For all questions on the 2024 International Geography Championships and the Central Europe Trip, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.