USGO Varsity/JV National Qualifying Exam Locations
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The above map shows a listing of all sites where the USGO Nationals Qualifying Exam is administered for the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions. Without exception, all dots correspond to a Regional or State tournament for The National History Bee and Bowl. The Exam is almost always given during the lunch break of the tournaments; click on a dot to see when you must arrive if you are not also competing in the History Bee and/or Bowl. Also, note that you may take the Exam up to 3 times, as long as it is a different version. A different version will be administered at tournaments listed as "A Set", "B Set", and "C Set" - click on a tournament to see what Set will be used there.

News & Announcements

The US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee are pleased to announce that through the end of December 2018, 104 Varsity and 143 JV students have taken the C Set National Qualifying Exam. As we now calculate the National Median Scores earlier in the academic year to give everyone more  [ Read More ]

International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that the 2019 Middle School and Elementary Division National Championships of the United States Geography Olympiad will be held on the afternoon of Friday, June 7 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL (next to Chicago). This date and site are confirmed,  [ Read More ]

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  [ Read More ]

For the sixth straight year, the US Geography Olympiad organized the participation of Team USA at the International Geography Olympiad, which took place from July 31-August 6 in Quebec City, Canada. And for the second straight year, Team USA finished 3rd overall – this year out of 43 teams –  [ Read More ]

The exams, resource booklets, and answer keys used at the 2018 United States Geography Olympiad’s Middle School and Elementary National Championships (held in Atlanta on June 1, 2018) have now been posted on our past questions page here (if viewing on the homepage, click on the headline to access the  [ Read More ]

Results for the US Geography Olympiad’s Middle School and Elementary National Championships are now available here (if you are reading this on the homepage, click the headline to access the post where the link is active). Congratulations to our National Champions! 8th Grade: Srikrishna Darbha, Texas 7th Grade: Siddardh Budamagunta, North Carolina 6th Grade: Bianca  [ Read More ]

Updated on Sunday evening at 6:00pm: The 2018 Middle School & Elementary US Geography Olympiad champions and top finishers will now be announced on SUNDAY at 9:20pm in the Imperial Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, just before the start of the International Geography Bee Playoffs. If you have  [ Read More ]

Good luck to the (at last count) record 635 students signed up to compete in today’s US Geography Olympiad Middle School and Elementary National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia! Please click here if you need your room assignment. If you’re in 6th grade or younger, report to the International Ballroom at  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad is gearing up for by far its largest National Championships ever with over 500 students set to compete in Atlanta on June 1 at our 2018 Middle School and Elementary National Championships! Remember that we’ll crown a different National Champion in each of five age classifications  [ Read More ]

2018 USGO Varsity Final Results: 2018 USGO JV Final Results: Congratulations to Kyle Yu in the Varsity (Westlake High School, OH) and Albert Zhang in the Junior Varsity (Buchholz High School, FL) – your 2018 US Geography Olympiad National Champions! Congratulations as well to our 2018 Team USA which will represent  [ Read More ]