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 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.
The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2021 Academic WorldQuest National Competition took part on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 1:30 - 5:30 PM ET. More than 400 students from 38 Councils came together to compete in this year's 19th annual Academic WorldQuest National Competition! Congratulations to all of the teams who participated.
Congratulations to this year's winners:
Watch the AWQ 2021 USIP Keynote and announcement of the winning teams!
AWQ 2021 in the News:
2020-2021 AWQ Topics
AWQ Topics Announced
AWQ Official Study Guide Released
AWQ Pledge Form Due
Local Competition Questions Released
April 29-30, 2022