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The National History Bee and Bowl and the US Geography Olympiad in partnership with our sponsors at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (and one anonymous donor who has also generously contributed $1000) are pleased to announce the prizes (not including trophies, plaques, and the like) which will be on offer at our sixth annual Varsity & Junior Varsity National Championships from April 22-24, 2016 in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC.
Once again, at our Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships, with the exception of the US Geography Olympiad (see below for details), prizing will take the form of partial or full scholarships to attend the International History Olympiad from July 17-24 in Honolulu, HI. We are aware that the Olympiad is both an amazing opportunity for students to compete against the best students in the world, and that it is not cheap. The discounts offered below are our way of encouraging the best history students in the USA to attend.
The amounts below correspond to what each finisher receives in scholarships towards the Olympiad. Please note the following:1. All credit must be used towards the 2016 Olympiad. If a student wins two or more prizes, they are entitled to the highest prize amount, though prizes are not cumulative (with the exception of the USGO prizes). This also holds for middle school students competing at high school Nationals.
2. If a student wins full admission, they may not use subsequent credit to “upgrade” to single occupancy (they are welcome to pay for it, though).
3. “Team member” is interpreted to mean students whose names are submitted on the final roster form for that team at the National Championships. However, if a team has over four students, the total credit given will be the price for four students for admission with double occupancy, and then the team members and their coach can determine how this is split.
To clarify this: the amounts listed for each team are the maximum discount per student (i.e. a student cannot have more than that). However, if a team has over four students on it, then they can either send four students, each with the listed scholarship amount, or, they could split it further. So, for example, if a team of five finished third in its evening group, they could send five students all discounted at $160, send three students discounted at $200 and two discounted at $100, etc.
Note, though, that if one student on a team of five finished, say, third in the Varsity Bee, then that student could claim a $750 discount, and the other four students on the team could still claim a $200 discount (since it would be within the right of the team to deny the Bee 3rd place finisher a share of the $800 even if that player was the backbone of the team).
4. If students do not attend the 2016 Olympiad, the credit cannot be transferred to any other event. Remember, the next Olympiad will take place in 2018, and will take place in Europe or Asia. The Olympiad will not return to the continental USA until 2022, so please keep that in mind.
5. Students will not receive actual prize money (except for USGO JV students), but instead would simply need to submit less in the way of payment. For students winning travel, NHBB will book their flight.
6. The price of admission does include all meals from dinner on July 17 through breakfast on July 24. Travel prizes include airport transfers in Hawaii, but not travel to and from the departure airport on the mainland. NHBB reserves the right to select the departure airport, though it will be within a 3 hour drive of the student’s hometown, and likely much closer.
7. Credit is only valid for participating students, not for coaches, parents, or non-champion students from the school the winning teams attend.
8. Students who earned a discount for the 2015 International History Olympiad who do not otherwise earn a discount at the 2016 National Championships are entitled to receive 50% of the discount if they wish to attend in 2016 as well (capped at $300, unless one earned multiple free entries in 2015, in which case free entry for 2016 is also granted). This includes students who graduated in 2015. Note that this policy was not stated last year – we are adding this as a further addendum to last year’s prizes, in effect.

National History Bowl Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships (4/23-24 in DC and Arlington)
Varsity
Champion – Full Admission per team member (double occupancy w/air conditioning)
Runner Up – $750 credit per team member
Semifinalist (x2) – $600 credit per team member
Quarterfinalist (x4) – $400 credit per team member
2nd place in evening group, not advancing (x4) – $300 credit per team member
3rd place in evening group (x6) – $200 credit per team member
4th place in evening group (x6) – $100 credit per team member
Small School Champion – $750 credit per team member
Small School Second Place – $400 credit per team member
Small School Third Place – $300 credit per team member
Small School Fourth Place – $200 credit per team member
Top Solo Team – $200 credit per team member
2nd Place Solo Team – $100 credit per team member
Consolation group winners – $100 credit per team member

Note: All Consolation group winning team members are entitled to participate at the Olympiad if they have not yet otherwise qualified.

Junior Varsity
Champion – Full Admission per team member (double occupancy w/air conditioning)
Runner Up – $750 credit per team member
Semifinalist (x2) – $400 credit per team member
3rd place in evening group (x4) – $200 credit per team member
4th place in evening group (x4) – $100 credit per team member
Small School Champion – $600 credit per team member
Small School Second Place – $300 credit per team member
Small School Third Place – $200 credit per team member
Small School Fourth Place – $100 credit per team member
Top Solo Team – $200 credit per team member
2nd Place Solo Team – $100 credit per team member
Top Middle School Team Team – $200 credit per team member
2nd Place Middle School Team (provided at least 4 are in the draw) – $100 credit per team member
Consolation group winners – $100 credit per team member

Note: All Consolation group winning team members are entitled to participate at the Olympiad if they have not yet otherwise qualified.

National History Bee Varsity & Junior Varsity National Championships (4/24 in Arlington)
Varsity
Champion – Full Admission (double occupancy w/air conditioning) and full travel
Runner Up – Full Admission (double occupancy w/air conditioning)
3rd Place – $750 credit
4th Place – $600 credit
5th Place – $400 credit
Semifinalist (x 7) – $300 credit
Quarterfinalist (x20) – $200 credit
Consolation Bee – $200 credit for champion, $100 credit for second place

Junior Varsity
Champion – Full Admission (double occupancy w/air conditioning) and full travel
Runner Up – Full Admission (double occupancy w/air conditioning)
3rd Place – $750 credit
Semifinalist (x 5) – $300 credit
Quarterfinalist (x 24) – $200 credit
Consolation Bee – $200 credit for champion, $100 credit for second place

Note: All Consolation Bee Champions and Runners Up are entitled to participate at the Olympiad if they have not yet otherwise qualified.

United States History Bee National Championships (4/22 in Arlington)
Varsity
Champion – Full Admission (double occupancy w/air conditioning)
Runner Up – $600 credit
Third Place – $400 credit
Semifinalist (x5) – $300 credit
Quarterfinalist (x16) – $100 credit

Junior Varsity
Champion – Full Admission (double occupancy w/air conditioning)
Runner Up – $600 credit
Third Place – $400 credit
Finalist (x5) – $300 credit
Semifinalist (x16) – $100 credit

Note: All USHB Varsity Quarterfinalists and above and USHB JV Semifinalists and above are entitled to participate at the Olympiad if they have not yet otherwise qualified.

United States Geography Olympiad Varsity & Junior Varsity National Championships (4/22 in Arlington)
For Junior Varsity students: For the Exam Champions, $200 each. For the Quiz Bowl Champion $200. For the Overall Champion, $500.

For Varsity students: $750 in credit to be used to defray costs of expenses of participation on Team USA at the 2016 Intl. Geography Olympiad in Beijing.
This is extended first to the following students:
-Quiz Bowl Tournament Champion
-Exam A Champion
-Exam B Champion
-Overall Champion

See http://www.geographyolympiad.com/nationals/ for further details including what happens in the event the same student wins multiple competitions