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Geo Championships week is the national level competitions of the GeoBee and GeoChallenge, to be held May 19-22, 2019, at National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Over 2.5 million students competed in the GeoBee this year. The 54 state champions are competing for college scholarships, prizes, and the glory of being named the National Geographic GeoBee Champion.

For the first time this year, GeoChallenge teams that won at the regional level will be competing at the national level for the grand prize of $25,000 plus support and guidance from National Geographic staff to implement their solution.

Learn more about this year’s student competitors at Geo Championships.

Meet the 2019 GeoBee Finalists (video)

Top Science and Geography Students Set Sights on Geo Championships (May 15, 2019)

Ten Students Qualify for 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Semifinal Round (May 20, 2019)

And Then There Were 3: 3 Students and 3 Student Teams Head to Geo Championship Finals (May 21, 2019)

Students From Texas and New York Tackle Plastic Pollution and Answer Expert-Level Geography Questions at First-Ever National Geographic Geo Championships (May 22, 2019)

Competition Schedule

Monday, May 20

GeoBee Preliminaries & Top 10 Announcement

Tuesday, May 21

Geo Championships Semifinals (1:00-3:15 p.m. ET)


Wednesday, May 22

Geo Championships Finals (3:30-5:00 p.m. ET)


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Press contact:

Laura McHugh