The 2017 US Geography Olympiad National Championships for the Middle School and Elementary Divisions will take place on Sunday, May 28 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL (near Chicago) in conjunction with the 2017 US Academic Bee and Bowl National Championships.

Registration costs $75 per student.

Please register by using the new US Geography Olympiad / International Geography Bee Middle School and Elementary Nationals Registration Form available at the link here if you have qualified.

Note that all participants in the 2017 Middle School and Elementary Division National Championships from over a 2 hour drive from the host hotel are required to stay there! Hotel booking instructions are available hereplease say you are booking for the US Academic Bee and Bowl even if you are coming just for geography, so that your room night is credited accordingly!

Note also that all competing students in IGB at Middle School and Elementary Division Nationals are also welcome to compete in the US Academic Bee, National Science Bee, National Humanities Bee, and the National Academic Battery Exam held that same weekend! Full information on all these events is available at

Registration will run through 11:59pm EDT on May 15. Please ensure that registration fees for USGO are paid for separately from US Academic Bee and Bowl / National Science Bee / National Humanities Bee / National Academic Battery Exam fees, though they can be combined on the same check with any fees for the US National Championships of the International Geography Bee. USGO fees should be paid by check payable to “US Geography Olympiad” and sent to:

NHBB/USGO Nationals
PO Box 875
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Be sure to indicate which student(s) you are paying for and which school they attend / homeschool affiliation (if any) they have when you send in your registration fees!

For further questions, please email Thanks!