During the academic year preceding the National Competition in the spring, approximately 4,000 students across the country participate in local competitions hosted by over 40 local World Affairs Councils in 26 states.  A study guide is provided with detailed resources on each of the categories to help students and teachers to prepare for the competition. All questions for the competition are drawn from the resources in the study guide.  Winning teams are invited to represent their high school, city, and local council at the National Competition, held in the spring each year in our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC. This special weekend includes the competition as well as substantive programming planned to enhance the global education experience.

In Hampton Roads, the there are four categories of competition: high school; college; faculty; and general/business.   At the end of the competition, awards are presented to the winner of each category.


The World Affairs Councils of America in cooperation with the Tennessee Council is publishing a weekly quiz to test our knowledge of current international issues and events.

Each quiz will be expertly crafted to be informative, challenging, and educational regarding global events of immediate import.

Enjoy these weekly opportunities to test and improve your knowledge of critical global issues.