The Canadian Geographic Challenge runs throughout the school year. Students, classrooms and schools can start as soon as they sign-up. Each Level (i.e., age cohort) has their own set of Challenge rounds. Please refer below to your specific Level for the key dates and deadlines.
Level 1 (grades 4-6)
|November 2020||Registration opens for Level 1. Questions for the Classroom round are made available.|
|January 2021||Questions for the School round are made available. This is the final round for Level 1.|
|April 30, 2021||Deadline to identify all Level 1 School winners in order to receive their prize. Names entered after this day will not be eligible for a prize.|
Level 2 (grades 7-10)
Registration opens for Level 2. Questions for the Classroom round are made available.
|January 2021||Questions for the School round are made available.|
|March 19, 2021||
Deadline to name all Level 2 School winners. Any Level 2 School winner not identified by this date will not be eligible for the Provincial/Territorial round of the Challenge, which is used to determine the National Finalists.
|March 22 to 31, 2021||Provincial/Territorial round are made available. Only Level 2 School winners are eligible to participate in this round.|
April 19 to 23, 2021
|If necessary, Provincial/Territorial tie-breakers are administered.|
|April 30, 2021||Top 20 participants from the Provincial/Territorial round are selected as National Finalists and are notified with further instructions.|
National Final. Format (in-person or live virtual) is yet to be determined and will be subject to safety considerations due to COVID-19.
Level 3 (ages 16-19)
|December 2020||Registration for Level 3 opens.|
|January 2021||Phase 1 is made available.|
February 28, 2021
|Deadline for participants to complete Phase 1.|
|March 5, 2021||
Top 20 finalists from Phase 1 will be emailed instructions for how to participate in Phase 2.
|April 9, 2021||
Deadline for top 20 finalists to submit their Phase 2.
|April 16, 2021||Top 6 finalists from Phase 2 will be notified and will receive instructions for Phase 3 (an interview for Team Canada).|