The International Geography Championships is a competition organized by International Academic Competitions which is designed to bring the top geography students from around the world together for an unforgettable week of various geography-themed competitions, sightseeing opportunities, and a chance to meet other students who love studying geography from around the world. The 2024 International Geography Championships will be held from July 13-20, 2023 in Vienna, Austria. Most competitions, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, will take place at our host school, GRG 23 – Alterlaa, an Austrian public high school in the 23rd District of Vienna (location here). An optional day trip to Budapest for competing students and their families will take place on July 13; students interested in this option must arrive in Vienna on July 12. The Opening Ceremonies will take place on the morning of July 14; the Closing Ceremonies will take place on the evening of July 20. A week-long extension tour for students and families (which is open to families who are not participating in the 2024 IGC) will take place from July 21-27 and will visit Prague, Dresden, and Berlin among other locations in Central Europe.

Please note the following basic information:

1. Participants are divided into High School, Middle School, Intermediate, and Elementary School Divisions depending on their birthdate and/or grade in school.
2. Numerous events are held, but only one gold, one silver, and one bronze medal will be distributed per event, per age division.
3. Citizens and residents of the USA represent their state, not their country unless they hold foreign citizenship or were born overseas and choose to represent the country of their birth.
4. There is no limit to the number of students per country or state who can qualify or attend.

For much more information, please explore our website, or contact the 2024 International Geography Championships Director, Mr. David Madden, at with any questions you may have. Thanks for your interest in the International Geography Championships!