National Geographic

GeoChallenge Registration  

                                                       Thank you for your interest in the                                                                  2018-19 National Geographic GeoChallenge: Tackling Plastic!

Your students will be joining teams of middle school students across the country as they investigate plastic pollution in the world’s waterways and create solutions to these problems. In the process, your team(s) will practice skills such as videography, innovative design, teamwork, critical thinking and cartography. Teams that excel will be invited to present at regional and national-level competitions.

Use the links below to review the GeoChallenge competition rules and FAQs. The deadline to register for the GeoChallenge and to submit a project is January 15, 2019 at 11:59 EST.

As the GeoChallenge Coordinator, you serve as the main point of contact for your school/organization. The first step is registering yourself and your school/organization below. After you submit your registration, you will receive an email with a link to the Program Guide to get your team(s) started on the 2018-19 GeoChallenge!

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Type in the name to see options to select. If you can't find your institution or organization, type it in.

If DoD, choose United States.

About You

Check all that describe your work with students.





In order to support GeoChallenge teams as they work on their projects, we need to communicate with GeoChallenge Coaches as well as Coordinators. 



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After submitting your registration, you will receive access to the GeoChallenge Program Guide via email. If you don’t see the email, please check your spam folder.

If the form does not submit, please ensure you have filled out all required fields (fields with the red asterisk).