National Final

Congratulations to the 2021 National Final Champion!

Information about the National Final

**Please note: More updates on the format for the 2022 National Final will be shared in early 2022.**

National Final organization

The National round comprises three parts: a written test, a fieldwork test, and a live final. Scores from the written test and fieldwork will be used to determine the top five students who will participate in the live final. Scores for the top five students will be reset upon entering the live final. The scores from the first two parts will not influence their score in the final round.

The live final will be hosted in a game show-like format. It is usually held at the headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, at 50 Sussex Drive, in Ottawa, Ont. This is a free event and open to the public. For those who live out of town and would like to follow along, there is a Facebook livestream event.


The National Final will be held in both official languages of Canada. Students will have the option to compete in either English or French.


The top 20 finalists from the Provincial/Territorial round receive a prize package. National finalists receive prizes for first, second and third place. National Final prizes are subject to change on a year-by-year basis. The Can Geo Challenge Committee reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any of the contest prizes.

Tuning in

The first two parts of the National Final are private and not open to the public. The live final will be open to the public. We will provide a live steam for anyone interested in supporting competitors and for following along. This link will be made available on the Challenge homepage and through social media closer to the National Final date.

Here are some photos from previous National Finals, which took place in Ottawa, Ont.

(Photo credit: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)