Students can qualify for the 2022 International Geography Championships in a number of ways:

Within the USA

1. Students who finish in the top 50% of students competing at the US National Championships of the International Geography Bee for any age division either in 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022.

2. Students who finish in the top 50% of students competing at the National Championships of the US Geography Championships for any age division either in 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022.

3. All students who obtained a score of at least 75 on any version of the IGB National Qualifying Exam during either the 2018-2019 academic year or the 2019-2020 academic year.

4. High School students who score at least 75 on any version of the IGB National Qualifying Exam during either the 2020-2021 academic year or the 2021-2022 academic year.

5. The top 25% of students in an age division at any IGB Regional Finals Tournament (or Regional Quiz Tournament) for any age division either in 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022.

6. All students who medaled in any event at the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships are eligible to compete at the 2022 International Geography Championships as long as they meet age and grade level eligibility criteria.

Outside the USA

1. Students who finish in the top 50% of students competing at the IGB Asian Championships, or IGB European Championships in 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022.

2. Students who finish in the top 25% within their age division for any particular version of the IGB Championships Qualifying Exam among all students taking that version of the Exam – either at a particular site where it is offered, or across all sites in their region during any of the 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 academic years. Students qualifying in any of these ways must still score at least 30 or higher to qualify (regardless of their position within their age division), however.

3. Students who obtain a score of at least 65 (if they are High School), 55 (if they are Middle School), or 45 (if they are Elementary) on any version of the Championships Qualifying Exam during any of the 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 academic years.

4. At Regional Quiz Tournaments, the top 50% of students in an age division qualify, unless this is held strictly at an intramural level, in which case, the winning student in each age division is the only one who would qualify outright.

5. Students who have ever competed for their country at the International Geography Olympiad (i.e. iGeo).

6. All students who medaled in any event at the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships are eligible to compete at the 2022 International Geography Bee World Championships as long as they meet age and grade level eligibility criteria.