2003 National Geographic World Championship
In July 2003, students from 18 teams competed in the sixth National Geographic World Championship in Tampa, Florida. The teams met to answer questions on physical, cultural, and economic geography in two levels of competition. Teams were comprised of three students who excelled in geography contests in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, United Kingdom, and the United States. The preliminary competition consisted of a written test and a team map-reading activity. The three teams with the highest scores advanced to the finals at the Moroccan Palace at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.