State Geographic Bee Winners from across the country will compete for the National Bee Title and a Scholarship at the 25th annual National Geographic Bee, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 20 - 22, 2013.
First prize is a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second- and third-place finishers receive $15,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively. Additionally, the national winner will travel (with one parent or guardian), all expenses paid, to the Galápagos Islands to experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the wildlife and landscapes of the islands on an expedition aboard the National Geographic Endeavour. Travel for the Galápagos voyage is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.
The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 5 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, U.S. Atlantic & Pacific territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.
The preliminary rounds of the national contest will take place on Monday, May 20. The championship round featuring the top 10 finalists - moderated by "Jeopardy!" quizmaster Alex Trebek for the 25th year - will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. For the first and only time, tickets for the national finals are on sale to the public at nglive.org/geobee.
National Geographic Bee website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee
Downloads for 2013 National Geographic Bee