200,908 people took part in the Geographical Dictation 2020 online. This is a record number for the entire existence of the online format of the event. Last year, about 101 thousand people took the online Dictation; in 2018 the number of participants reached 119 thousand; and in 2017 - 110 thousand. In addition, this year, the online version was translated into ten languages for the first time: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese, Arabic and Hindi. More than 160 people were able to take the Dictation in foreign languages.
We would like to remind you, that this year the educational event of the Russian Geographical Society was held for the sixth time. The Dictation took place on November 29 in-person and remotely at the venues. In total, 6450 venues of the event were registered in 112 countries, including Russia. For those who could not take part in the event at the venues, the online Dictation was organized - it was possible to test your knowledge on the Internet from November 29 to December 6.
The Geographical Dictation consisted of 40 tasks. The first part was 10 fairly simple questions based on well-known facts. The second part included 30 more complex questions that required logic and ingenuity. The majority of the tasks was developed by the player of the intellectual club “What? Where? When? ", the owner of the "Crystal Owl" Rovshan Askerov. The Dictation also included questions sent by the participants of the large-scale public competition "Write a question for the Geographical Dictation", which was held for the first time this year.
For each correct answer, a participant of the Dictation was awarded 1 point, for the wrong one - 0 points. Thus, a participant got two results. The maximum number of points for the first part of the Dictation was 10, for the second - 30. 45 minutes were allotted for the Dictation. The participants of the online Dictation received their results immediately.
The results of the Dictation taken at in-person and remote venues will be available from January 15, 2021. They can be found on the website dictant.rgo.ru in the "Results" section using a 13-digit identification number. In addition, in the case of in-person participation in the Dictation, the result can also be tracked using the QR code placed in the second part of the forms.