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Information for Schools
The 2013 Competition has been held in schools. This information is retained here for the benefit of schools that have already entered, and as the outline will remain substantially the same in 2014.
For you: to promote interest in geography in your school and to reward student excellence.
For your students: to compete for great prizes - overseas trips to represent Australia in international competitions, trips to Sydney, books, medals - and to get certificates for their portfolios.
The Competition is made up of multiple-choice questions testing geographical knowledge and skills. We supply the questions and answer sheets. You run the 35-minute Competition and return the answer sheets. We mark them and send back results and certificates.
Australian team members to the 2013 National Geographic World Championship in Russia and the 2014 International Geography Olympiad in Poland will be chosen from students who excel in this Competition - the first from students under 16 years old; the second from students 16 to 18 years old via Geography’s Big Week Out.
Who can enter?
Students taking geography, or an integrated social science which includes geography, may enter. Students are graded at three levels depending on their age on 31 August 2013 - junior for students 13 and under; intermediate for students 14 and 15 years old; senior for students 16 to 18 years old.
When do the important components happen?
|Entry deadline||Thurs 28 Feb|
|Mon 25 March - Fri 5 April||Competition in schools|
|Fri 5 April||Deadline to post answers|
|early/mid May||Prizewinners notified|
|early June||Results returned|
|Sun 29 September - Fri 4 October||Geography’s Big Week Out|
How does a school enter?
- Publicise and promote the Competition; download the flyers (one for students and one for teachers) or find the hard copies posted to your school.
- Collect $3.00 entry fee from each participating student (if students are paying individually).
- Enter online or post us the entry form by Thursday 28 February.
The FAQs contain more specific information on the Competition. Teachers, particularly those new to the Competition, need to read through them. If the answer is not there, contact Kath Berg, email email@example.com or phone 07 3368 2066.