Competition for the Best Questions for the Geographical Dictation–2022

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On March 15, started the International Competition of the RGS for the best questions for the Geographical Dictation–2022. We invite everyone to take part in it.

The Geographical Dictation is an international educational campaign of the Russian Geographical Society, which will be held for the eighth time in 2022. By tradition, we continue to prepare the Dictation tasks with your help. Anyone can simultaneously participate in the International Competition "Write your question for the Geographical Dictation" and in one of the regional competitions "Write your question for the Geographical Dictation". All competitions will last until June 15, inclusive. Before submitting your question, read the terms of the International Competition.

Who can participate in the competition

Anyone, regardless of age, place of residence and citizenship. The only condition is faith in science and passion for geography.

Basic requirements for questions

Subject matter. The questions should be interesting, contribute to the development of interest in geography, popularization of geographical knowledge. They should be focused on general geography and Russia. Foreign territories can appear in questions only in connection with Russia.

Difficulty level. The questions should be as clear as possible and relate only to those geographical concepts, terms, objects and phenomena that should be known as a result of mastering the school geography curriculum. But at the same time, the questions should not be too simple.

When drafting questions, keep in mind that the audience of the Geographical Dictation is very wide – these are schoolchildren and students, working people and the older generation. For the most part, they do not have a specialized geographical education and do not have special knowledge on this topic, but they are interested in geography, travel, tourism and expeditions.

Types of questions. Closed-type questions with multiple-choice answers are accepted for the competition. Important: there can be only one correct answer to each question. Requirements for questions and examples can be found here.

How many questions can be submitted to the competition

There is a strict restriction here – one person can send only one question.

How we choose the best questions

All questions submitted to the competition will be sent for examination. It will be conducted by professional geographers and scientists representing the related sciences (historians, biologists, art historians, and so on). Experts will determine the best questions, which will appear in the Dictation forms.

The list of finalists will appear on the website of the Russian Geographical Society no later than June 30, 2022; the list of winners, no later than July 31, 2022.

Submit a question

Regulations on the international competition "Write your question for the Geographical Dictation"

At the same time, you can take part in thematic competitions dedicated to the Year of Folk Art and Cultural Heritage of the Russian Federation.

Submit a question to a thematic competition