The World Affairs Councils of America’s flagship youth education program is 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.
Some 50 World Affairs Councils hold local AWQ competitions for high school students in their communities. Since 2003, winning teams have traveled to Washington, DC every April to vie for the national championship.
The Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition is made possible by sponsors and sustained by our AWQ Endowment. To become a sponsor, please contact WACA by phone at 202-833-4557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWQ Topics Announced
September 17, 2018
AWQ Official Study Guide Release
October 10, 2018
AWQ Pledge Form Due
November 9, 2018
Local Competition Questions Released
November 19, 2018
National Competition Registration Opens
January 22, 2019
National Competition Registration Closes
March 22, 2019
Hotel Block Deadline
April 4, 2019
April 26, 2019
2019 AWQ Championship at USIP
April 27, 2019