Level 2

Level 2

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 virtual National Final in May, 2024. The final round of the National Final in which the top 5 students compete is also virtual. 

Level 2 School Champions receive a certificate, a special issue publication and/or map from Canadian Geographic, 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.

Key Dates

October 2023 Questions for the Classroom and School rounds are made available.
February 23, 2024 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 4 → April 5, 2024 Provincial/Territorial round is made available. Only Level 2 School winners are eligible to participate in this round.
April 8 → 12, 2024 If necessary, Provincial/Territorial tie-breakers are administered.
April 19, 2024

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 2024 Virtual National Final. 
May/June 2024 Prizes for all School winners will be sent in the mail. If teachers do not receive their prize by June 14, 2024, please contact [email protected]

National Final 2023