What is WorldQuest?

WorldQuest is a fun and entertaining quiz competition that tests participants knowledge of current world events. Developed by the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), the program challenges its local affiliates to sponsor their own WorldQuest competition and send one high school team to participate in the annual National Academic WorldQuest competition held in Washignton DC.

The World Affairs Council of Hampton Roads (WACHR) participates annually in WorldQuest and invites teams to compete for prizes in a fast paced and engaging international affairs extravaganza of current events.   Teams consist of between 4 and 8 people and the game generally lasts two (2) hours.  It is important to register a team as soon as possible.  Names of the participants may be added later, however, the team must register by the deadline in order to participate. 

Teams are designated to the following categories:

  • High School Students
  • College Students
  • Faculty
  • General/Corporate

High school students are encouraged to participate in WorldQuest as one high school team from each local chapter may participate in the Carlos and Malu Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition held in Washington DC in April. The national competition is attended by more than 225 of the nation’s most promising high school students, along with their parents, teachers, and chaperones.


High School team sponsors will receive dinner and a $50.00 stipend.