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The World Geography Bowl is a quiz bowl tournament held annually at the AAG Annual Meeting, featuring teams of graduate and undergraduate geography students representing each of the AAG’s regional divisions. Contestants are selected by regional divisions via a competitive process, which in many divisions includes participation in a regional geography bowl held at the division’s annual meeting.

At the World Geography Bowl, the winning team, runners-up, and high scoring individuals are awarded with prizes, provided by the generous donations of sponsors. In addition, the AAG and participating students’ regional division provide financial support for travel.

The World Geography Bowl is fully staffed by volunteers, who write and edit questions and help run the proceedings as judges, scorekeepers and moderators. Contact WGB Executive Director Andrew Shears (ashears [at] mansfield [dot] edu) for more information on volunteer opportunities, which are open to anyone with an interest in geography.