The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2021 Academic WorldQuest
National Competition is scheduled to be held
in Washington, DC on April 16-17, 2021
WACA has arranged a group hotel block at The Westin DC City Center (1400 M St. NW, Washington, DC). See the reservation link here to book your discounted room(s). The hotel block deadline is Monday, March 29, 2021.
The national competition is attended by 200-250 of the nation's most promising high school students each year, along with their parents, teachers, and chaperones. The 4-hour AWQ competition is a unique opportunity for students to visit the nation's capital, perhaps for the first time. A weekend of substantive programming is included to enhance the experience. See highlights from last year's Academic WorldQuest!
Pledge a Team Now
To confirm your Council's participation in the 2020-2021 Academic WorldQuest season, please fill out and submit this Pledge Form by November 30, 2020. Please see the 2021 AWQ Ops Paper, Teachers Guide, and Flyer for useful information.
The Foreign Policy Association will provide each participating Council with six complimentary copies of the 2020 Great Decisions Briefing Book. Indicate your request for these free copies by submitting your Pledge Form. Additional copies for use in Academic WorldQuest are available at a 60% discount and may be purchased directly from the Foreign Policy Association. Please Note: The Great Decisions 2020 Briefing Book is required study material for the National Competition. However, the Briefing Book will NOT be required reading for local competitions. To prepare for local competitions, students should study the online resources in the AWQ Study Guide (forthcoming).
Stay tuned for the official AWQ 2020-2021 Study Guide
and other important updates!