Academic WorldQuest 2021 Virtual!
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About The Event
WHAT IS ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST (AWQ)?
A fun, fast-paced team competition for high school students. Academic WorldQuest tests players’ knowledge of current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures. This year the World Affairs Council of Maine will be collaborating with sister Councils from New Hampshire, Vermont, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama in a fully virtual, regional show-down!
HOW IS WORLDQUEST PLAYED (THIS YEAR AND IN GENERAL)?
AWQ is played by teams of four, with answers submitted by teams, not individuals. The game consists of 6 rounds of 10 questions that are read by an emcee and projected on a screen. Rounds are timed and answers tabulated at the end of each round. This year AWQ will be fully virtual, with teams able to compete from their school or home. There will be a practice session on February 7th for all registered teams.
WHAT'S ON THE TEST?
The 2021 Regional competition categories include:
- Global Protests
- Shifting Sands: The Arab Spring 10 Years On
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- The U.S. Foreign Service in the 21st Century
- Current Events Pt. 1
- Country in Focus: Uzbekistan
- Exploring Peace in a World of Conflict
- Fraying Alliances
- Looking to a Post-Pandemic Economy
- Current Events Pt. 2
WHAT CAN WE WIN?
There will be prizes and recognition for the top overall team, New England, and Maine team. In addition, the top three teams Maine high school teams (team of four students only) will recieve special prizes and be eligible to compete in the Spring 2021 national Academic WorldQuest competition, which will also be held virutally on Saturday, April 17th.
CALLING ALL MAINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!
Four person student teams from any Maine High School are eligible to compete in our special 202 regional competition this year. All teammates must be from the same school, in grades 9-12, and have a school recognized coach or advisor. Interested teams should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for information and formal registration. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we will be offering free registration for the first 12 teams who sign-up by January 15th, 2021.
QUESTIONS AND STUDY GUIDE
This year ALL contest questions will be drawn from the sources found in the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) Study Guide and current events through the end of 2020.
HOW CAN WE JOIN THE FUN?
This year we are only making AWQ available for Maine High School Teams. But you can still be involved as a volunteer judge or team sponsor! Thank you for your part in helping the Council offer Maine students a fun, safe, and globally engaging opportunity to compete this year!
- Individual Player - Member$35$350$0
- Observer (Dinner Included)$20$200$0