February 26, 2019
Academic WorldQuest 1st Prize +
Qatar Essay/Video Contest
June 21-27, 2019
Applications Due by March 29
The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce a truly grand prize for the winning high school team in the Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2018-2019 Academic WorldQuest National Competition .

This year's AWQ Presenting Sponsor is The Embassy of the State of Qatar . At the close of the the competition, His Excellency Sheikh Mishal bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani , Ambassador of Qatar to the United States, will congratulate all AWQ participants and present the championship team with an unprecedented AWQ Prize: all-expenses-paid Study Tour to Doha, Qatar, on June 21-27, 2019 .

The four members of the winning team and their teacher will be joined by the winners of the WACA Essay/Video Contest and two WACA chaperones.
The Qatar National Football team celebrates its 2019 Asian Cup soccer victory in January.
WACA ESSAY/VIDEO CONTEST on QATAR:
Open to high school students across the country, the challenge is to submit an 800-word Memorandum OR a 5-minute Video to “Advise the Secretary of State: Measures to Strengthen the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Partnership.” A panel of educators and experts in student exchange programs will judge the entries. The top 10 contestants will win an all-expenses-paid Doha Study Tour on June 21-27, 2019 . Contest winners will also be eligible for scholarships to attend the WACA 2019 National Conference in Washington, DC on November 6-8, 2019.

The 10 high school student winners will be joined by the 4-member champion team of the Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2018-2019 Academic WorldQuest National Competition , the team's teacher, and two WACA chaperones.  

Please submit your original essays and videos to Liz Brailsford at lbrailsford@worldaffairscouncils.org .

The deadline for submissions is March 29, 2019. 
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