International Academic Competitions is excited to announce that the 2021 Varsity & Junior Varsity US National Championships of the International Geography Bee will be held during Labor Day Weekend, September 2-6, 2021. The Elementary, Middle School, and Junior Varsity division events will be held exclusively in person in Arlington, Virginia, while the Varsity division events will be held exclusively online. Please visit for more information.

Registration for the 2021 International Geography Bee Varsity / JV National Championships will be open soon!

All students competing at Nationals must have qualified for it through the National Qualifying Exam or the International Geography Bees being held during our seasonal leagues. You can take the IGB Varsity / JV National Qualifying Exam in one of two ways; either at a Varsity/JV National History Bee and Bowl tournament site (currently not available) or online.

Please see details here on the US Geography Championships Nationals website. The qualification process is the same for USGC and IGB – by definition, if a student has qualified for one, they have qualified for the other.


More information about the schedule will appear here when it becomes available.


Coming soon!