Is there a geography bee?

The National Geographic GeoBee (called the National Geography Bee from 1989 to 2000 and the National Geographic Bee from 2001 to 2018, also referred to as the Nat Geo Bee) was an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society.

Will there be a GeoBee in 2021?

In 2020, recognizing the difficult circumstances school communities found themselves in to safely educate students during the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020-2021 GeoBee and instead focus on reimagining what a global geography experience for young people could look like entirely.

What is the prize for the geography bee?

​What are the prizes for the winners who compete in the National Geographic Bee finals? The winner receives a $50,000 scholarship, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine, a trip, and $500 cash. The 2nd place winner receives a $25,000 scholarship and $500 cash.

How do I prepare my child for geography bee?

Take as many practice quizzes as possible. There are hundreds of multiple-choice Geography Quizzes that will definitely help. National Geographic offers a daily GeoBee Quiz online. Be sure to use an atlas to look up or understand the questions that you’ve missed.

Who won the 2019 Geo Bee?

Nihar Janga
Nihar Janga, an 8th-grader at Canyon Ridge Middle School in Austin, Texas, took top honors at the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee.

Is the Geo Bee Cancelled?

How do I study for GeoBee?

Prepping Yourself for the Bee

  1. Start with a world map, globe, and atlas and become very familiar with the continents, countries, states and provinces, islands, and major physical features of our planet.
  2. Use Outline Maps of the world and continents to test yourself on this information.

Where does the National Geographic Bee take place?

For the first time, the GeoBee national competition was held in conjunction with the first ever National Geographic GeoChallenge national competition. The two competitions are collectively called 2019 Geo Championships and took place May 19-22, 2019, at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.

How many students are allowed to enter the National Geographic Bee?

Private schools, public schools, and homeschooled students are allowed to enter. Typically, between five and six million students are entered each year (any number of competitors may enter this competition). The two major stages in this competition are called the preliminary and the final stages.

How does the Michigan State Geographic Bee work?

The winner of each school-level competition takes an online test, and the top 100 in each state or territory qualify for the State Bee. If there is a tie in the State Qualifying Test, all students in the tie get an invitation to the State Bee (i.e. there were 107 State Bee Qualifiers in the 2019 Michigan State Geographic Bee).

Why did National Geographic discontinue the National Geographic Bee?

After many conversations and reflections with students, educators, and community members, we’ve made the decision to permanently discontinue the National Geographic GeoBee to make way for new, transformative, and innovative geography education opportunities in which students around the globe can more equitably participate.