The Great Midwest Trivia Contest LVI

This year’s group of Trivia Masters.

Photo provided by Mary Grace Wagner

The Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest is coming up next week! During the weekend of Jan. 29—31, the longest running college bowl trivia contest in the world will be returning in its 56th year. To save you the math, The Great Midwest Trivia Contest, then known as “Encampment,” premiered April 29, 1966. Trivia runs for 50 continuous hours with lots of fun people, music, snacks and, of course, trivia. Trivia is hosted by WLFM, Lawrence University’s streaming radio, and has been since the game’s establishment. Players from all over the world compete in teams to earn the most points. Official registration begins at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time on Jan. 29 and will end at around 12 a.m. on Jan. 31. The contest begins at 10 p.m. on Jan. 29.  Late-comers can register throughout the contest but will be at a points’ disadvantage. 

This year, the event will be held in its entirety online — streamed on Twitch and participated in over Discord to maintain social-distancing guidelines. Think you’ve got Trivia chops? Keep your eyes out for more information on how to register and play in next week’s edition of The Lawrentian.  

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