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

With the help and support of 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, with our competition's overall winners and runner-ups getting great prizes along the way.

The competition will be hosted on Sunday, March 7th from 2 to 5pm EST virtually utilizing the Wonder.me platform (similar to Zoom) for team coordinating/competition presenting and MyQuiz.org for question answering.

A Practice Day will be held on Sunday, February 7th at 2pm for interested and registered teams to better familiarize themselves with the virtual format. Be sure to email mpappas@wacnh.org to let us know if your team will be participating.

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. Current Events Pt. 1
  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:

Download Now*

*As in years past, the "Great Decisions" category will not need to be studied for our regional edition in March. Study materials for both Current Events sections will be made available as we get closer to the event.

Competition details:

Who: High school students interested in world affairs

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

When: Sunday, March 7, 2021 | 2 PM - 5 PM EST

Practice Day: Sunday, February 7, 2021 | 2 PM - 3 PM EST

Where: Virtual, Wonder.me and Myquiz.org

Why:  Learn, feel challenged, have fun!

Due to the generous support of WACNH donors during our end-of-year donation challenge last month, the $50 registration per team is covered for the first 11 teams who sign up for March's Academic WorldQuest!


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.


Questions?  Read:  Academic WorldQuest FAQs 

More questions?  Please contact our Events and Education Coordinator Michael Pappas at mpappas@wacnh.org.

Also, watch this 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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