The Australia and New Zealand Championships of The International Geography Bee consists exclusively of buzzer-based quiz competition using “pyramidal” style paragraph-length questions that progress from harder to easier information. This style of competition will also be the sole mode of competition used at the IGB World Championships.
The IGB Australia and New Zealand Championships are held in conjunction with the Australia and New Zealand Championships of the International History Bee and Bowl. Check www.ihbbanz.com for dates and locations; the IGB and IHBB rounds will take place at different times so that students may compete in both. The Australia and New Zealand Championships will feature 3 preliminary rounds of 30 questions that are 4-7 lines in length, and 1 or 2 final rounds for the top students. Roughly 8-10% of the questions will focus on the geography of New Zealand and roughly 10-12% of the questions will focus on the geography of Australia.
Registration will take place on the www.ihbbanz.com website once registration for the IHBB Australia and New Zealand Championships opens. Costs will be posted on the IHBB Australia and New Zealand website as well.
A large sample of practice questions from past years’ Quiz Bowl Tournaments at the US Geography Olympiad National Championships can be found on the USGO website here though in terms of difficulty, the past questions used at the Geography Bee of Asia (accessible here) are a better approximation to what we will use at the IGB Australia and New Zealand Championships.