The National Geographic GeoBee is an academic competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. The annual competition is open to students in fourth through eighth grades (4-8), in public schools, private schools, and homeschools in the United States and its territories, as well as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). Nationwide, nearly 10,000 schools participate in the GeoBee each year.
Beginning fall 2020, the National Geographic GeoBee is moving to a new model to streamline and modernize the competition to provide more flexibility, accessibility and engagement while also creating a more equitable opportunity for all students.
New this year:
A) For schools practicing distance learning, we are offering the option to administer the school-level GeoBee competition online.
B) All state-level GeoBee competitions will now be administered online.
C) All school-level champions will have the opportunity to participate in the online state-level GeoBee competition.
D) Registration is now free for schoolwide Title I schools, which will automatically be applied during the registration process.
Who can participate in the National Geographic GeoBee?
Registration is open to schools with students in grades four through eight (4-8). Students who have reached their 15th birthday before September 1, 2020 are ineligible to participate. Students are eligible to participate in the GeoBee for a period of five years total. Participating students may not be enrolled in more than three academic courses at the high school and/or college level during the school year. We reserve the right to disqualify a student if these rules have not been followed.