September 15, 2022
Carlos and Malú Alvarez
2022-2023 Academic WorldQuest™
AWQ Study Guide & Pledge Form
Official AWQ Study Guide
WACA is excited to release the Academic WorldQuest 2022-2023 Study Guide! (Download the official AWQ Study Guide using the link above.)

This guide contains essential information for Councils, teachers, and students to prepare for all AWQ high school competitions this academic year. Key logistical information, rules and regulations, and curriculum content is contained in the guide; this can also be accessed from the WACA website here: Academic WorldQuest Study Guide.

Please distribute the official AWQ Study Guide to the appropriate Council staff, volunteers, and partner schools. Competition questions covering this year's AWQ Topics (except for Current Events) will be drawn from AWQ Study Guide source material, for both local and national competitions.

Councils: Pledge Your Participation Now
To confirm your Council's participation in the Academic WorldQuest 2022-2023 program, please fill out and submit this Pledge Form by November 30, 2022

AWQ Local Competition Questions
WACA is now compiling a full set of questions based on the AWQ Study Guide. We will distribute the AWQ Question Packet to Councils for use in local competitions. To receive the packet, please submit your Pledge Form.

Great Decisions
The Foreign Policy Association will provide each participating Council with one complimentary copy of the Great Decisions 2022 Briefing Book. Indicate your request for this free copy by submitting your Pledge Form.

Note: The Great Decisions Briefing Book is required study material for the Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2023 Academic WorldQuest National Competition. However, the Briefing Book is NOT required reading for local competitions. To prepare for local AWQ competitions, WACA recommends that students read Issue 9 and Issue 11 of the FPA High School Magazine for Great Decisions.
Academic WorldQuest Resources
These resources can also be found in the Academic WorldQuest section of the WACA website.
Academic WorldQuest Categories
The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 
2023 Academic WorldQuest™ National Competition
April 28-29, 2023


Hotel Block
WACA has arranged a group hotel block at The Westin DC City Center (1400 M St. NW, Washington, DC). Please wait to receive the WACA reservation link before booking your hotel rooms. The link will be published soon, and we will share this and other important AWQ information with Councils in coming WACA newsletters.
Event Details
The AWQ National Competition is attended by 200-250 of the country's most promising high school students each year, along with their parents, teachers, and chaperones. The 4-hour AWQ National Competition is a unique opportunity for students to visit Washington DC, perhaps for the first time. A weekend of substantive programming is included to enhance the experience.
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