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The National History Bee and Bowl and the US Geography Olympiad in partnership with our sponsors at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are pleased to announce the prizes (not including trophies, plaques, and the like) which will be on offer at our seventh annual Varsity & Junior Varsity National Championships from April 21-23, 2017 in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC.
Once again, at our Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships, with the exception of the US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee (see below for details), prizing will take the form of partial or full scholarships to attend the 3rd International History Olympiad in July 2018 in Berlin, Germany. 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 2018 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 and IGB 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 standard-plus 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 standard 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 2018 Olympiad, the credit cannot be transferred to any other event.
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 at the Olympiad. Travel prizes include airport transfers in Berlin, but not travel to and from the departure airport in the USA. 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.

National History Bowl Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships (4/22-23 in DC and Arlington)
Varsity and Junior Varsity
Champion – Full Admission per team member (standard occupancy)
Runner Up – $750 credit per team member
3rd place – $600 credit per team member
4th place – $500 credit per team member
5th-8th place – $400 credit per team member
9th-16th place – $300 credit per team member
17th-24th place – $200 credit per team member
25th-32nd place – $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.

National History Bee Varsity & Junior Varsity National Championships (4/24 in Arlington)
Varsity and Junior Varsity
Champion – Full Admission and full travel
Runner Up – Full Admission without travel
3rd Place – $750 credit
4th Place – $600 credit
5th Place – $400 credit
6th Place – $300 credit
7th-20th Place – $200 credit
21st-32nd Place – $100 credit
Consolation Bee – $100 credit for champion

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 without travel
Runner Up – $600 credit
Third Place – $400 credit
4th-8th Place – $300 credit
9th-16th Place – $200 credit
17th-28th Place – $100 credit

Note: All USHB playoff finishers are entitled to participate at the Olympiad if they have not yet otherwise qualified.

United States Geography Olympiad Varsity & Junior Varsity National Championships (4/21 in Arlington)
For Junior Varsity students: For the Champion, $500, Second Place, $300, Third Place, $200

For Varsity students: $1200 in credit to be used to defray costs of expenses of participation on Team USA at the 2017 Intl. Geography Olympiad in Serbia

International Geography Bee Varsity & Junior Varsity National Championships (4/21 in Arlington)

The winning students at the 2017 US National Championships of the International Geography Bee in each age division will receive free flights to Berlin to compete, though they must still pay the entry fees. Students who finish in second place in their age division receive free entry into the competition; students who finish in third place receive free entry if they are also competing in the International History Olympiad; otherwise they receive a 50% discount. If students finish in the top 3 positions in both 2017 and 2018, then they are entitled to the more valuable of the two prizes, but not both on a cumulative basis.