World Geography Bowl 2023

November is coming up in just a few short weeks and the finishing touches are being put on this year’s edition of World Geography Bowl. Whether you are student or faculty, there is a place for you.

In case you haven’t heard of it, the World Geography Bowl is a ‘quiz bowl’ style team competition where all the questions are geographically oriented. Think Jeopardy! but with teams of six players instead of everyone competing alone, and the category is always “World Geography”. Each state in the division is invited to send a team to represent it in the competition. Please note that we will be starting with registration beginning at 10am. If you are interested, there are several ways you can get involved.

Are you a student? Then you can compete! Below are a list of state team coordinators that you can get in touch with to join. If your state is not listed, please email me at to get more information.

Tennesseans wishing to play should contact Dr. Andrew Joyner, East Tennessee State University (

Virginians wishing to play should contact Dr. Joe Nicholas, University of Mary Washington (

West Virginians wishing to plat should contact Dr. Tom Saladyga, Concord University (

Students from all other states should contact me directly for more information (

Are you a faculty member? Then you have options! We are in dire need of volunteers to be judges and scorekeepers on Sunday November 24th. Don’t worry, we can train you. We are also seeking faculty members willing to coordinate teams for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and North and South Carolina. We are always seeking new volunteers on the committee. If you would like to write questions, we have openings for that as well. Just email me at

And finally, whether you are a student or faculty member, I invite you to come and cheer on the teams, especially at the Monday evening November 25th Dream Team vs. All Stars and Championship rounds.

Dr. Dawn Drake