Academic WorldQuest is a team game testing competitors' knowledge of world affairs, geography, history, culture, countries, current events, and more. A team consists of 4 high school students. They may be freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Also, each team must have a coach.
DATE: February 4, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Indian Wells Theater at the Palm Desert Campus of California State University
San Bernardino located at 37-500 Cook Street in Palm Desert.
Scholarships are awarded to each student on the top three teams: 1st Place $300; 2nd Place $200; 3rd place $100. Each coach receives a $325 stipend and a one year free membership to the World Affairs Council of the Desert. Spirit Awards are given to teams with the Most Spirit, Most Appropriate International Dress, and Most Professional Dress.
The winning team and coach receive an expense-free trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Academic WorldQuest competition held on April 2020. For this trip, the coach of the winning team receives an additional $500 stipend.
Additional information about the 2020 program:
- 2020 WorldQuest Online Entry Form
We encourage you to go to World Affairs Council of the Desert website to view testimonial videos of past WorldQuest competitors.