News & Announcements

2018 USGO Middle School and Elementary National Championships: June 1 in Atlanta (Intl. Geo Bee to run in Atlanta on June 3-4)

The 2018 Middle School and Elementary Division National Championships of the United States Geography Olympiad will be held on Friday, June 1 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The USGO National Championships will run from 7pm-10pm that evening (the Elementary Division will end by 9:15pm). Please click here to download a full schedule of events for that weekend which are overseen by International Academic Competitions (i.e. also including the [...]

2018-05-03T01:49:40-04:00January 20th, 2018|

Official 2017-18 USGO/IGB C Set National Median Scores Are 67 for Varsity, 54 for JV

The US Geography Olympiad and the International Geography Bee are pleased to announce that through the end of December 2017, 96 Varsity and 116 JV students have taken the C Set National Qualifying Exam. As this year, we are calculating the National Median Scores earlier to give everyone more lead time to prepare to attend the National Championships, we can now announce that the official C Set National Median [...]

2018-01-08T00:19:53-04:00January 8th, 2018|

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Competition Year of the US Geography Olympiad!

The International Academic Competitions network of competitions is active in over 30 countries around the world! Explore the world of IAC at www.iacompetitions.com Welcome to the 2017-2018 competition year of the US Geography Olympiad! USGO is back for its 6th season of geography competitions around the USA leading to our two National Championships in the spring (Varsity & JV in Arlington, VA on April 27; Middle School [...]

2017-10-12T05:09:06-04:00October 12th, 2017|

Congratulations to Team USA: 3rd out of 41 Teams at the 2017 International Geography Olympiad in Belgrade!

The US Geography Olympiad was founded in part to provide American students with a chance to qualify for and attend the annual International Geography Olympiad (aka iGeo). The 2017 iGeo was held in Belgrade, Serbia from August 2-7, and Team USA placed 3rd out of 41 teams overall, our highest finish to date! 2017 also marks the first year all four students on the team won medals, with Martin Rakowszczyk (Wootton [...]

2017-08-08T07:52:26-04:00August 8th, 2017|

Congratulations to Kai Waddell (Middle School – Lux Middle School, Lincoln, NE) and Siddharth Kamannavar (Elementary – Stratford School, Sunnyvale, CA), 2017 USGO National Champions!

The US Geography Olympiad held its 2017 Middle School and Elementary National Championships on Sunday, May 28 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL. 125 students competed in total (74 7th and 8th graders in the Middle School Division, and 51 6th graders and younger in the Elementary Division) in three separate examinations: the Multiple Choice Exam, the Written Exam, and the Map Exam. Once all the scores [...]

2017-06-05T01:59:23-04:00June 5th, 2017|

Varsity & JV Nationals Exams Posted; Middle School & Elementary Nationals Registration Extended Through May 22

The registration deadline to sign up for the US Geography Olympiad's 2017 Middle School and Elementary National Championships on Sunday, May 28 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL (next to Chicago) has now been extended through May 22. Please sign up following the instructions available here. Please keep in mind that all students who have qualified for Middle School and Elementary USGO Nationals are also eligible to compete [...]

2017-05-01T17:38:28-04:00May 1st, 2017|

Congratulations to Kyle Yu (Varsity, Westlake HS, OH) and Avi Goel (JV, Merryhill MS, CA) – 2017 USGO National Champions!

The US Geography Olympiad held its 2017 Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA on Friday, April 21. After the Map Exam, the Written Exam, and Multiple Choice Exam had been taken by 92 Varsity and 85 JV students, Kyle Yu of Westlake High School, Westlake, OH and Avi Goel, Merryhill Middle School, Milpitas, CA emerged as our respective 2017 Varsity and [...]

2017-04-26T02:50:13-04:00April 26th, 2017|

Welcome to the 2017 US Geography Olympiad National Championships! Room Assignments Available Here (Be in your exam room by 12:30pm!)

The US Geography Olympiad is delighted to welcome over 180 competing students to its 2017 Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA on Friday, April 21! Please see room assignments at www.nhbbstats.com to find your Exam Room (all USGO exams take place in the Arlington Ballroom salons). This link will also have access to results once they become available. Remember, there is [...]

2017-04-20T08:13:41-04:00April 20th, 2017|

2016-17 USGO & IGB National Median Scores Posted for Middle School & Elementary Divisions

The US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee are pleased to announce the official National Middle School and Elementary Median Scores for the 2016-2017 competition season: D set – Middle School: 33, Elementary: 19.5 E set – Middle School: 27, Elementary: 34 All students who score at or above these scores qualify for the 2017 US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee Middle School and Elementary US National Championships [...]

2017-04-02T12:23:45-04:00April 2nd, 2017|

2016-17 USGO & IGB National Median Scores Posted for Varsity and JV Divisions

The US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee are pleased to announce the official National Varsity and JV Median Scores for the 2016-2017 competition season: A set – Varsity 59, JV 42 B set – Varsity 55, JV 61 C set – Varsity 64, JV 61 All students who score at or above these scores qualify for the 2017 US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee Varsity and Junior [...]

2017-02-28T06:06:21-04:00February 28th, 2017|