Academic WorldQuest Competition 2021-2022

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Academic WorldQuest is an exciting global trivia competition! Any Hawaiʻi high school student is eligible to compete as part of a team of 3-4 students from their school.



Competition Information

The Hawaiʻi Regional Competition will be hosted on the afternoon of Saturday, March 5, 2022, following PAAC's Spring Global Vision Summit. The winning team will represent Hawaiʻi in the National Competition the following month.

This year's competition will include SIX categories:

  • (1) Insecurity in China's Neighborhood
  • (2) 21st Century Money: Dollars to Digital Currencies
  • (3) Afghanistan: End of the 20-Year U.S.-Led Intervention
  • (4) CDC and the Global Health Agenda
  • (5) Where Climate and Migration Meet
  • (6) Current Events


Hosted Study Days

To help you prepare, PAAC will host three virtual study days leading up to the regional competition. Once you register below, you will receive meeting information. Attendance at Hosted Study Days is encouraged but optional. Your participation throughout the year will enable you to develop a strong understanding of all topics!

  • Hosted Study Day #1 (Introduction) - December 16, 2021 (Thu), 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Hosted Study Day #2 (Categories 1, 2, 3) - February 3, 2022 (Thu), 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Hosted Study Day #3 (Categories 4, 5, 6) - March 3, 2022 (Thu), 5:30-6:30 PM



Top-performing teams will be eligible to win prizes at the Hawaiʻi Regional Competition and during Hosted Study Days.

The national competition will be held on the weekend of April 29-30, 2022. The winning team from Hawaiʻi will be eligible to compete. If this competition is hosted in-person, the winning team will win a trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the competition and related events! If the event is held virtually, the winning team will be awarded a monetary prize in addition to their entry to the virtual competition.

Hawaiʻi Regional Competition Prizes
The following prizes will be awarded to the five teams with the highest point totals at the Hawaiʻi Regional Compeition. Prizes will be awarded in the form of gift cards to support a locally owned business of your choice.

1st Overall: Invitation to National Competition in Washington, D.C. (Including Travel) OR $1,000 Grand Prize + Virtual Entry to National Competition
2nd Overall: $600
3rd Overall: $300

Additionally, a county prize will be awarded to the highest scoring team from each county that does not finish in the top three overall.

Kauai County: $100
Maui County: $100
Hawaii County: $100
Honolulu County: $100


Hosted Study Session Prizes
During hosted study sessions, teams will have opportunities to win gift cards and other prizes by particpating in games and showing off their knowledge of this year's topics.



How to Participate

* Form a team of 3-4 students from your school. Teams of four are encouraged.

* Each member of your team must register individually using the link below by February 28, 2022 (deadline extended).

* ADDITIONALLY, Oahu-based teams must register for the in-person Global Vision Summit (GVS) & Academic WorldQuest Event here by February 28, 2022 (deadline extended). Neighbor island teams will have the option to compete virtually.

* Review the Study Guide and begin preparation. We recommend beginning your study as soon as possible. One strategy often employed by successful teams is that all team members will develop a broad understanding of all categories, then on top of this, each team member will focus on becoming the "expert" on one or two individual categories.

* Attend Hosted Study Days to ask questions and test your knowledge with practice games! Study Day #2 will focus on categories 1-3, while Study Day #3 will focus on categories 4-6.

* Join us on March 5, 2022 for the Hawaiʻi Regional Competition!

* Click to Register for WorldQuest!

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