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.
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Some 50 World Affairs Councils hold local Academic WorldQuest (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.
Please find the full schedule for AWQ weekend here. This will be updated as we have more information.
Previous Year: 2021-2022 AWQ Topics
AWQ Topics Announced - 9/1/22
AWQ Official Study Guide Released - 9/15/22
AWQ Pledge Form Due - 11/30/22
Local Competition Questions Released - 1/3/23
Registration Opens - 1/30/23
Registration Closes - 4/7/23
National Competition - 04/28-29/23
April 28-29, 2023