Happy Holidays from the US Geography Olympiad! As of the Thanksgiving weekend, well over 100 Varsity and JV students across America had taken the 2018-2019 C Set US Geography Olympiad & International Geography Bee National Qualifying Exam. Results are being posted to the Google Sheets which are available on the Results link off the menu bar though they are also available here – the official C Set National Median Scores will be determined after all December exam sites have reported. So far, Karan Menon of JP Stevens High School in Edison, NJ is the only Varsity or JV student to notch a perfect 100 on the C Set Exam; congratulations to Karan and to all students who have qualified for Nationals so far!

The 2019 US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee Varsity and JV National Championships will take place on Friday, April 26 – registration will open shortly. We will post an update here when the registration link is activated. Students and teams who know they are coming though are encouraged to make hotel reservations – the reservation link for the host hotel, the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA is now available on the main National History Bee and Bowl Nationals information page. The link and the rates are valid for students coming solely for the US Geography Olympiad and/or International Geography Bee as well.

Finally, for Middle School and Elementary School students, be sure to also sign up for the National History Bee – Middle School and Elementary School Divisions on the National History Bee and Bowl’s Middle & Elementary School website here and the National Science Bee on the National Science Bee website here! The registration period for both competitions runs through January 19, and the first two stages (the optional intramural stage and the Online Regional Qualifying Exam) are offered to students, schools, and homeschool associations free of charge this year! Those who register this way will also get a chance to take the US Geography Olympiad / International Geography Bee G Set Qualifying Exam free of charge as well! Further details are available here for the National History Bee and here for the National Science Bee – you can also contact us at info@iacompetitions.com for questions.