US Geography Championships
The US Geography Championships (formerly known as the US Geography Olympiad) is a geography knowledge competition, consisting of the National Qualifying Exam, and the National Championships. The National Championships is entirely exam-based and focuses on applications of geographic knowledge. The same qualifying exam is used for both this and the International Geography Bee. The Varsity & JV National Qualifying Exam for USGC and IGB is given at each of the approximately 100 regional and state tournaments for the National History Bee and Bowl, or students can take the NQE at their school or with a homeschool instructor proctoring it.
At the National Championships, most students compete in both USGC and the International Geography Bee US National Championships, though there is no obligation to do so. Once students are Varsity-eligible, they can also compete in the USGC National Championships for a chance to win one of 4 spots on Team USA at the annual International Geography Olympiad held each summer. The next Varsity & JV USGC National Championships will be held on April 28, 2023 in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA.