Academic WorldQuest 2021

Welcome to WACNH's

Sixth Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition.

This year, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is proud to be partnering with five of our fantastic sister Councils from across the Eastern U.S. for our most exciting Academic WorldQuest yet.

With the help and support of WorldBoston, the World Affairs Council of Maine, the Peoria Area World Affairs Council, the Tennessee World Affairs Council, and the Vermont Council on World Affairs, 2021 will see our first ever all-virtual AWQ High School competition featuring teams from eight different states. Interested teams will register through their respective state's Council and the top 3 teams from each state will earn the right to compete in the World Affairs Councils of America's Academic WorldQuest National Competition in April. In addition the competition's overall winners and runner-ups will receive great prizes for their efforts.

The competition will be hosted on Sunday, March 7th from 2 to 6pm EST, online utilizing the platform (similar to Zoom) for the event and for inputting answers.

2021 topics:

  1. Global Protests
  2. Shifting Sands: The Arab Spring 10 Years On
  3. International Labour Organization (ILO)
  4. The U.S. Foreign Service in the 21st Century
  5. Great Decisions
  6. Country in Focus: Uzbekistan
  7. Exploring Peace in a World of Conflict
  8. Fraying Alliances
  9. Looking to a Post-Pandemic Economy
  10. Current Events Pt. 2

2021 study guide:

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Great Decisions Study Materials:

Access Here

Competition details:

Who: High school students interested in world affairs

What: A trivia-style team competition testing knowledge on global issues 

When: March 7, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 pm EST

Where: Virtual, and

Why: Learn, feel challenged, have fun!

Due to the generous support of WACNH donors during our end-of-year fundraising, the $50 registration per team is complimentary for the first eleven teams who sign up for March's Academic WorldQuest.

To join AWQ 2021 on Sunday:

AWQ 2021 Schedule:

1:30 to 2PM - Teams start logging in, students can talk with our tabling sponsors, listed below

2PM - Competition Kicks Off

Around 3:45PM - 5 to 10 Minute Break

5:30PM - Competition Finishes After 10th Round

5:45PM - Winners Announced

5:50 to 6:15PM - Room will remain open for students to talk with our tabling sponsors that they weren't able to at the start

Tabling Sponsors:


SNHU School of International Engagement

SIT / The Experiment

United Nations Association of Greater Boston

US Institute of Peace

Bradley University


1st Place:

Four $2500 CIEE High School Scholarships*

2nd Place:

Four $2000 CIEE High School Scholarships*

*These are individual, non-transferable scholarships that can be applied to any one of CIEE’s High School programs for the 2021-2022 academic year, which includes Summer 2021.

Prize Sponsor:

Table Sponsor:

Team Supporter:

Questions? Read: Academic WorldQuest FAQs 

More questions? Please contact Events and Education Coordinator Michael Pappas at

Also, watch the below video from the Alaska World Affairs Council to get a visual idea of what

Academic WorldQuest is all about!

Photos from 2019 NH Academic WorldQuest at Southern NH University

 2019 Champions - St. Thomas Aquinas High School! 

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