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The 2010 iGeo - Taipei, Taiwan

"Taipei from the Air, a photo by Po-lin Chi."
Taipei, Taiwan - 2010 iGeo

The website contains all 2010 iGeo tests and the final results:

The 8th International Geography Olympiad was successfully held from 29 July to 4 August 2010 in an enjoyable campus of the Sacred Heart High School for Girls in Taipei. Twenty-seven teams participated, and it was the first time that Croatia, Denmark, Hong Kong and Singapore had sent teams and Turkey had sent an observer.

The competition consists of three tests. Multi-Media Test was held with students at individual computers, and students were able to control the timing of each question themselves. The site of the Fieldwork Test was the Guandu Wetland, where students made detailed maps and careful observations to answer questions related to vegetation, human intervention, and the challenge of maintaining natural reserves in urban communities.

Apart from three tests, students also participated in a GPS geocaching activity, as well as poster presentations on geographical aspects or issues in their countries. Another highlight was the Cultural Functions, where students presented elements of their cultures in a variety of ways, such as dancing, acting and playing games. Participants also visited famous local sites, such as the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101, the Danshui night market, the Yehliu Geopark, the 921 Earthquake Museum and the Guang Shin Paper Factory. During the event, a Geography Education Day was held for team leaders and up to 80 local high school geography teachers participated. It was a valuable experience for both sides.


  • Multimedia Test - Questions
  • Multimedia Test - Answers
  • FIELDWORK TASK - Questions
  • FIELDWORK TASK - Commentary Marking Scheme
  • FIELDWORK TASK - Introductionc
  • FIELDWORK TASK - Sources
  • WRITTEN RESPONSE - Questions
  • WRITTEN RESPONSE - Marking Scheme
  • Participation: 27 teams, 105 students, 51 team leaders and 1 observer


    Gold Medals

    1. Ion-Alexandru Barbu -- Romania
    2. Lim Yuan Zhi Martin -- Singapore
    3. CÃtÃlîna JugrÃvescu -- Romania
    4. Ksenia Sokolova -- Russia
    5. Samuel Joseph Buttenshaw -- Australia
    6. Bartosz Paweł Gierlach -- Poland
    7. Adomas Pilinkus -- Lithuania
    8. Wan Jian Yong Darren -- Singapore
    9. Inka Tuuli Oikarinen -- Finland

    Team Ranking(By Score)

    1. Singapore
    2. Australia
    3. Poland
    4. Lithuania
    5. Estonia

    Full Results List

    Gold medalists of 2010 iGeo

    Group photo of all participants in the closing ceremony, iGeo 2010 Taipei

    Photo gallery of 2010 iGeo

    iGeo 2010 Local Organising Committee:

    • SHEN Su-Min, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University
    • LIN Pei-ying, Principal, Catholic Sacred Heart Primary School
    • WEI Shirlane, Principal, Sacred Heart High School for Girls
    • LEE Tsai-Ming, Professor, Graduate School of Earth Science, Chinese Culture University
    • LIN Tsung-Yi, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University
    • ZHANG Jaipei, Geography teacher, Sacred Heart High School for Girls

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