Request an International Geography Bee Qualifying Exam

To request a 2019-2020 academic year International Geography Bee Qualifying Exam, please contact david@iacompetitions.com with the following information: Student name, student school or homeschool affiliation, grade in school for 2019-2020 academic year, student birthdate and year, name of proctor, email of proctor, position of proctor (e.g. teacher, school administrator, town librarian). If you are in the USA, please enclose a check for $20 payable to International Academic Competitions with the student’s name in the memo line, and send to: IAC c/o Enrico Contolini; 14073 W. Amherst Court; Lakewood, CO 80228

Students can qualify for the 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships in a number of ways:

Within the USA

1. Students who finish in the top 50% of students competing at the US National Championships of the International Geography Bee for any age division either in 2019 or 2020.

2. Students who obtain a score of at least 75 on any version of the IGB National Qualifying Exam during either the 2018-2019 academic year or the 2019-2020 academic year.

3. At Regional Quiz Tournaments, the top 25% of students in an age division qualify for any age division where these are offered either in 2019 or 2020.

4. All students who medaled in any event at the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships are eligible to compete at the 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships as long as they meet age and grade level eligibility criteria.

Outside the USA

1. Students who finish in the top 50% of students competing at the IGB Canadian Championships, IGB Asian Championships, or IGB European Championships in 2019 or 2020.

2. Students who finish in the top 25% within their age division for any particular version of the IGB Championships Qualifying Exam among all students taking that version of the Exam – either at a particular site where it is offered, or across all sites in their region during either the 2018-2019 academic year or the 2019-2020 academic year. Students qualifying in either of these two ways must still score at least 30 or higher to qualify (regardless of their position within their age division), however.

3. Students who obtain a score of at least 75 (if they are Varsity), 65 (if they are Junior Varsity), or 55 (if they are Middle School or Elementary) on any version of the Championships Qualifying Exam during either the 2018-2019 academic year or the 2019-2020 academic year.

4. At Regional Quiz Tournaments, the top 50% of students in an age division qualify, unless this is held strictly at an intramural level, in which case, the winning student in each age division is the only one who would qualify outright.

5. Students who have ever competed for their country at the International Geography Olympiad.

6. All students who medaled in any event at the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships are eligible to compete at the 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships as long as they meet age and grade level eligibility criteria.