Defeating teams from 17 other regions, the United States took top honors at the 11th National Geographic World Championship, held in July at the Russian Geographical Society headquarters in St.
Teams of winning geography students from around the world participated in the 2009 National Geographic World Championship, July 11-16 in Mexico City, Mexico.
After arriving in Mexico City, teams competed in a two-part preliminary competition which consisted of a written test and a mapping exercise in which they attempted to assemble and correctly position the Earth's landmasses on a base map containing only major gridlines. Eighteen teams of outstanding geography students from around the globe met in Budapest, Hungary, from July 10-July 15, 2005, for the seventh National Geographic World Championship. In July 2003, students from 18 teams competed in the sixth National Geographic World Championship in Tampa, Florida. Some of the brightest young geography brains in the world faced off at the fifth International Geographic Olympiad in Vancouver, British Columbia, in early August. The preliminary competition consisted of a written test and a series of team activities that tested geographic skills. From Berlin, Buenos Aires and Bryansk, Russia, to Paris, Perth and Pembroke, Ontario, national geography champions came together in Toronto to compete in the 1999 International Geography Olympiad August 10 and 11. Beating 10 other teams, students from the United States captured the gold at the fourth International Geography Olympiad. The  National Geographic World Championship, sponsored by MasterCard International, and First USA, was divided into preliminary and final rounds. Students participating in the National Geographic World Championship take part in a preliminary mapping exercise that leads to team points. Competing for the first time in the 1995 National Geographic World Championship, the three-member Australian team captured first place by defeating teams from the United Kingdom and Canada in the final competition. Geography Champions from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia met in London to compete in the first International Geography Olympiad, now called the National Geographic World Championship. The movement of people, goods, or ideas from one place to another is a process known as diffusion, which plays an important role in shaping the characteristics of where we live. Springtime brings the possibility of extreme weather, including violent thunderstorms and tornadoes. WASHINGTON (AP) — The three championship-round questions from the 2014 National Geographic Bee, won by Akhil Rekulapelli, of Sterling, Virginia. WASHINGTON (AP) -- An eighth-grader from northern Virginia has outlasted nine other young scholars to win the National Geographic Bee.
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Each team consisted of three young students who finished in the finals of their region's own annual geography competition. The three teams with the highest total scores—Canada, Poland, and the United States—then advanced to the final competition held at Mexico City's Museum of Anthropology and moderated by Alex Trebek, host of the U.S. Each team consisted of three young people, 16 years or younger, who finished in the finals of their region's own annual geography competition.
The teams met to answer questions on physical, cultural, and economic geography in two levels of competition. Students from 12 teams met at the University of British Columbia to answer questions in two levels of competition. The three teams with the highest scores advanced to the finals at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia. First-time competitors Germany and Singapore joined Argentina, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, New Zealand, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States to vie for the world geography title.
Australia, Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States were joined by first-time competitors Argentina, Costa Rica, France, and New Zealand. The preliminary competition consisted of a challenging outdoor map-reading exercise and a written test.
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This year, the 13-year-old answered all three questions right in a one-on-one showdown with the youngest of the 10 finalists, 11-year-old Ameya Mujumdar (uh-MAY-uh moo-JOOM-dahr), of Tampa, Florida. Featuring maps, photos, graphs, a variety of questions actually used in past Bees, plus an extensive resource section, this updated edition includes revised statistics to reflect the most up-to-date figures.
The biennial event, organized by the National Geographic Society, was sponsored by the Hungarian National Tourist Office.After arriving in Budapest, the teams matched wits on a written test and then a map-reading activity at the Budapest Zoo. Teams were comprised of three students who excelled in geography contests in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, United Kingdom, and the United States. Teams were comprised of students who excelled in geography contests in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Olympiad took place at the Ontario Science Centre and included a two-part preliminary competition that consisted of a challenging outdoor map-reading exercise and a written test.
The biennial competition, in which teams of students answered questions on physical, cultural, and economic geography, was presented by the National Geographic Society in partnership with the Russian Geographical Society and sponsored by Google. All three teams showed their geographic skill answering challenging questions regarding physical and cultural geography, interpreting statistics, and examining maps. Competing in their native languages, these exemplary students answered questions about physical, cultural, and economic geography.
Armed with only a map and their geographical wits, teams set out to find 20 locations in the zoo within 45 minutes.
The 15 other teams competing were from Australia, Bulgaria, China, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.
The Canadian team maintained a strong lead throughout resulting in a gold medal finish, with silver awarded to the United States, and bronze awarded to Poland.


Organized by the National Geographic Society, the competition was sponsored by SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Adventure Parks.Eighteen teams of the brightest geography students from around the globe met in San Diego, California, to take part in the competition. The scores from the preliminary round were combined to determine which three teams would compete in the final round at Budapest's new Palace of the Arts on July 14.
The three teams with the highest scores advanced to the finals at the Moroccan Palace at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Grosvenor, Chairman of the Board of the National Geographic Society, sponsor of the Olympiad, honored all three teams with an Olympic-style awards ceremony, complete with gold, silver, and bronze medals.
All three teams were honored in an Olympic-style awards ceremony, receiving gold, silver, and bronze medals. Each team was comprised of three students, chosen for their excellence in their own national geography competitions.
Beating 17 other teams, the United States captured the gold medal at the sixth National Geographic World Championship. Teams earned 40 points if they found all the locations and lost points if they did not find a location or finish within the allotted time. The teams from Argentina, Canada, and Russia advanced to the finals by scoring highest in the preliminary competition. The teams answered questions on physical, cultural and economic geography in two levels of competition consisting of a written test in their own language and an outdoor activity. The three teams with the highest scores—Canada, Mexico, and the United States—then met at Shamu Stadium in SeaWorld San Diego for the final round.
The students enjoyed a boat cruise on Lake Balaton, a visit to the famous Herend china factory, and an equestrian show at Domony.
The three teams with the highest combined scores on the map-reading exercise and a written test advanced to the final round competition.
They also had the opportunity to ride an historic train to the site of the farewell dinner, held at a railway museum near Budapest.The 2005 competition included two teams competing for the first time, Chinese Taipei and Spain, in addition to returning teams Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The teams took a written test worth a total of 60 points during the second part of the preliminary competition.
Students used their geography know-how to answer questions on a variety of topics, including physical, cultural, and economic geography. During the eighth and final round, Canada took the lead, with a score of 37 out of 50 points, and won the gold medals. The three teams with the highest combined scores on a map-reading exercise and the written test advanced to the final round.



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