2019 National Geographic GeoBee registration information can be found here: 

Colin Aponte, of Blue Hill won the State of Maine's National Geographic State Bee On Friday April 6 at the University of Maine at Farmington. Ryan Bell, of Falmouth came in 2nd and 3rd went to Joseph Luchsinger, of So. Berwick (last year's winner).

Colin will travel to Washington DC to represent Maine against 53 other students from across the nation and territories. The winning question was was "Which city, the chief port of Guyana, is located at the mouth of the Demerara River?" Georgetown 

Pictured is Collin receiving his award from Brian Cushing, Director of the Maine Geographic Bee, and first college acceptance letter from President Kate Foster of UMF

If Collin looks familiar that is because he is also Maine's spelling bee champion. 

For the past 30 years, the National Geographic Bee has helped inspire more than 120 million students to learn more about the world. To celebrate the 30th year of the Bee, I am pleased to announce that the National Geographic Society has doubled the cash prizes for this year’s state competition—$200 for first place, $150 for second, and $100 for third!

The final round of competition for this year’s National Geographic Bee will take place on Wednesday, May 23, at National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and will be moderated by journalist and humorist Mo Rocca. The finals will stream on the National Geographic Bee website starting May 24 at www.natgeobee.org.