Academic Student WorldQuest Competition


Wednesday, January 24, 2024    
10:30 am - 1:00 pm


Bear Tooth Theatre
1230 W 27th Ave, Anchorage, AK, 99503

Event Type

What is it? 
Academic Student WorldQuest is a student competition, featuring 5 rounds of 10 questions covering the official study guide released by our national office. Students form teams of 1-4 to test their international knowledge. The first place team gets the chance to travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Competition.

This program is free for students thanks to our generous sponsors. AKWorld will be supplying a pizza lunch buffet for all participants, with awesome giveaways during the event, and a keynote speaker.

Register for the 2024 Academic WorldQuest Competition

  1. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Alliance and Collective Defense in a Changing World
  2. Demographic Dividends – Population Shift in Africa
  3. The Global South
  4. Sports and Diplomacy
  5. Country in Focus: South Korea
  6. Promoting a Green Europe
  7. Women’s Contributions to Track II Diplomacy
  8. Navigating AI: The Global Workforce
  9. Current Events
Official AWQ Study Guide

  • Teams (comprising of 1-4 students) must register their intent to participate by submitting an application online.
  • Registration closes Thursday, January 11, 2024. Please register your teams as early as possible to help us coordinate volunteers and food. 
  • Bussing will be available for Anchorage School District students thanks to our partnership with ASD. AKWorld staff will connect teams with a bussing coordinator once application is received.
  • Check-in will begin at 9:30am and the competition will start at 10:30am.
  • Student teams will be assigned tables in the main seating area of the theatre.
  • Teachers, parents, and other members of the public are welcome to quietly observe the competition from the upstairs balcony area.
  • A pizza buffet lunch will be provided for participating students and their chaperones.

The World Affairs Councils of America’s Study Guide is the primary resource to help students and teachers prepare for the topics covered in the timed question-and-answer rounds of the competition. The Study Guide is an essential resource for the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition, hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America every April in Washington, DC.


Please reach out to with any questions!

Thank you to the generous event sponsor: