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2023 High School Academic WorldQuest Competition

March 1 @ 3:30 pm CST

/ Free

This event is being held in-person and virtually and is open to Minnesota high school students only.

Test your students’ global IQ at our annual international knowledge competition for high school students – Academic WorldQuest. This FREE event challenges high school students across the state of Minnesota in a fun and interactive manner to think globally about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world. This year’s competition will be held IN PERSON at the Mall of America. There will also be an option to compete online via Zoom and MyQuiz. Online teams must have an on-site proctor during the competition.

The winning team will represent Minnesota at the national Academic WorldQuest competition presented by the World Affairs Councils of America, in April 2023.

Competition Details

  • FREE to compete
  • Each high school (9-12 grade students) can register up to 2 teams of 4 students for the in-person event on a first-come, first-served basis. All high schools also have the option to register an unlimited number of teams to participate online. 
  • Refreshments provided for in-person participants
  • First place team receives a championship trophy for their school and the opportunity to represent Minnesota at the national competition in Washington, D.C. in April.
  • Team Spirit Award: The chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! See details on how to participate.
  • Access the Study Guide
  • Review the 2023 topics


Space is limited, be sure to register early! Teams registering after in-person capacity is reached will be competing online. Questions? Please email Sylvia Oxenham, K-12 Education Manager.

Academic WorldQuest is a youth education program of the national network of World Affairs Councils. Presented in partnership with the Mall of America and the World Affairs Councils of America.


March 1
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Global Minnesota


Mall of America: Parkview Meeting & Event Center
390 North Garden
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States
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