WorldQuest 2021: The Virtual Edition! Test your global savvy against teams from New Hampshire, Vermont, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. Top three Maine teams advance to nationals!
A Global Knowledge Competition
Congratulations to Lake Region High School!
Our 2020 Champs!
On-Line Competition: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Optional Virtual Practice Round: Sunday, February 7, 2021
FREE REGISTRATION FOR FIRST 12 TEAMS!
Calling Maine high school students to join us for our first ever, all virtual regional edition of Academic World Quest -- a fun, fast paced competition that tests students' knowledge of current events, international relations, world history and global cultures. This year, we are proud to be partnering with three of our fantastic sister Councils from across the East Coast, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, the Tennessee World Affairs Council, and the Vermont Council on World Affairs to give students a chance to test their global savvy, win prizes, and advance to The World Affairs Councils of America's national competition in April.
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:
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
Looking to a Post-Pandemic Economy
Great Decisions - the Glossaries!
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 receive special prizes and be eligible to compete in the Spring 2021 national Academic WorldQuest competition, which will also be held virtually on Saturday, April 17th.
WHO CAN PLAY?
Four person student teams from any Maine High School. To be eligible, 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 for information and formal registration. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we will be offering free registration for the first 12 teams that 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!
Download the 2021 Academic WorldQuest Informational Brochure HERE.