Academic Competitions And Recognitions - Page Bowl

Background Information

The PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades was originally conceived in 1983. In January 1985, the Academic Bowl became the first program supported by the PAGE Foundation, Inc. Approximately 750 middle school boys and girls participated in this challenging competition during its inaugural year, 1984-1985. This exciting project has continually grown. During the 2014-2015 school year approximately 1,400 students from 59 public school systems and 21 independent schools participated. A total of 59 Georgia counties were represented.

Competition in the program is open to both public and private middle school students in grades 6-8. The continuing success of the program is due in large measure to the fact that Governor Joe Frank Harris not only endorsed the program but participated in the first state final competition in 1985. Such leading figures as Zell Miller, Guy Sharp, Glenn Burns, Ray Moore and Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor have been involved with the program over the past three decades. This program contributes to our continuing efforts for recognizing and promoting academic excellence and good citizenship in the following ways:

  • Creates good work/study habits
  • Broadens individual horizons of factual information
  • Develops poise and confidence in students presenting themselves to the public
  • Develops teamwork and good citizenship qualities
  • Instills an appreciation for the pursuit of knowledge

General Information

District Competition:

The MCSD PAGE Academic Bowl is normally held in November of each academic school year. All of the middle schools in the district participates in this challenging competition. Each school is permitted to bring one team with a maximum of ten members.

Competition Games consist of 10 toss-up and 10 possible bonus questions. The questions cover middle school curriculum objectives in the following areas:

English/Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies/History (including GA)/Geography, Current Events, Art/Music, Physical Education/Health, Computer Science

The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. If the score is tied, the round will go into “sudden death” overtime, and the first team to answer a tie-breaker correctly will be the winner.

Regional Competitions:

Regional competitions will be held in regions around the state. (Teams will be notified of region assignments in December.) The top two teams from each Region will be invited to participate in the State Championship.

State Competition:

The top two teams from each region will compete for the title of PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Champion. The competition will be held in Milledgeville at Georgia College & State University

Documents and Resources

Page Foundation Dates and Registration

Important Documents are:

  • PAGE Academic Bowl Manual
  • Permission/Release Forms for Students and Teachers
  • Regional Roster
  • State Information

Page Foundation Dates and Registration
Page Foundation Question Store and Vendors
Important Documents are:

  • PAGE Vendors and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any other tournaments in which my team can participate?

Yes. Please visit the Georgia Academic Team Association website at for more information about opportunities for your team to compete.

Contact Information

Margie Riles MCSD Content Specialist-Literacy

Muscogee County School District
Content Specialist-Literacy
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906