WorldQuest 2020 is back! Congratulations to our 2019 winners from Lake Region High School who represented Maine in the national competition in Washington, D.C. in April 2019.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
5:45pm Registration, light dinner
6:15pm Competition begins!
Snow date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: CIEE, 300 Fore Street, Portland ME 04101
A Global Knowledge Competition
Congratulations to the 2019 WorldQuest top community team: Unum!
THE ULTIMATE GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE COMPETITION
that brings high school teams and others together for an evening that tests world affairs savviness.
HOW IS WORLDQUEST PLAYED?
WQ is played by teams of 4 to 8 people, 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.
WHAT TYPE OF QUESTIONS ARE ASKED?
The 2020 Maine competition categories include:
Preventing Extremism in Fragile States
Brexit and the E.U.
China's Belt and Road Initiative
Oceans: The World's Garbage Dump
Current Events (through end of 2019)
WHAT CAN WE WIN?
The top two teams win trophies… and serious bragging rights! The winning high school team (team of four students only) is eligible to compete in the Spring 2020 national Academic WorldQuest competition. Thanks to our generous donors, the World Affairs Council of Maine is pleased to provide a $4,000 travel stipend to the winning team!
The 2020 Academic WorldQuest National Competition will be held on Saturday, April 25th, in Washington D.C.
HOW DO WE JOIN THE FUN?
Registration for 2020 will open in December. To ensure your team gets a spot, we encourage you to email us at and include the estimated number of teams you will bring.
High school students can get in on the action by forming 4-person teams who may compete to go to national AWQ or up to 8-person teams who compete for fun and experience. Friends, teachers, and businesses can compete by forming teams of up to 8 people. Non-high school teams are not eligible to compete for the national AWQ. The first team from each high school is free thanks to corporate sponsorship.
Additional high school teams: $250
Corporate teams: $500
Observer (dinner included): $20
QUESTIONS AND STUDY GUIDE
The contest questions will be a mix of World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) questions and our own questions. A Study Guide is available from WACA. Some, but not all, questions will be drawn from the resources in the Study Guide.
Please note that the Study Guide was prepared by the World Affairs Councils of America, and our competition will include only 6 of the 10 categories covered in the Study Guide (for a total of 60 questions), unless a tie-breaker round is required. A tie-breaker round may draw questions from the other categories or outside the Study Guide.
Download the 2020 Academic WorldQuest corporate team + sponsorship flyer