Level 2 encourages students in grades 7-10 to push the limits of their geographic knowledge and apply their geographic thinking skills. The competition begins with the Classroom round and progresses to the School round to name a School Champion. All questions in the Classroom and School rounds are multiple choice and cover an array of geographic topics. There are 50 questions provided for each test.
The School Champion is then invited to compete in the Provincial/Territorial round. Of the Provincial/Territorial winners, a total of 20 of Canada's best geography students will be invited to participate in the National Final in May 2023. In the past, the National Final has been held at The Royal Canadian Geographical Society headquarters at 50 Sussex, in Ottawa, Ont. This is subject to change in accordance with safety precautions for COVID-19. More information about the National Final will be released closer to the date.
Level 2 School Champions receive a certificate, a medallion, and a one-year magazine subscription to Canadian Geographic. National finalists will receive a prize pack and there are specific prizes for first, second, and third place in the competition. National Final prizes are subject to change on a year-by-year basis. The Can Geo Challenge administration reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any of the contest prizes.
|November 2022||Questions for the Classroom and School rounds are made available.|
|March 17, 2023||Deadline to name all Level 2 School winners. All School winners must be identified on the Challenge website in order to be eligible for the Provincial/Territorial round of the challenge, which is used to determine the National Finalists.|
|March 20 → April 7, 2023||Provincial/Territorial round is made available. Only Level 2 School winners are eligible to participate in this round.|
|April 10 → 14, 2023||If necessary, Provincial/Territorial tie-breakers are administered.|
|April 21, 2023||
Top 20 participants from the Provincial/Territorial round are selected as National Finalists and are notified with further instructions. This date is also the deadline to name all Level 2 School winners who have decided to not participate in the Provincial/Territory round or the National Final. All School winners must be identified on the Challenge website by this date in order to be eligible for a prize.
|May 2023||National Final. Format (in-person or live virtual) is yet to be determined and will be subject to safety considerations due to COVID-19. A precise date will be shared in January 2023.|
|May/June 2023||Prizes for all School winners will be sent in the mail. If teachers do not receive their prize by June 16, 2023, please contact [email protected]|