Cancellation of Events

IAC regrets to announce that effective immediately, all of its upcoming events through July 2020 are cancelled. This includes all regional tournaments at the high school, middle school, and elementary school levels, both the Varsity/JV and Middle School / Elementary School National Championships and the International History Olympiad and International Geography Bee World Championships. This was not a decision we made lightly, but given the current state of the [...]

2020-04-19T20:31:48-04:00March 12th, 2020|

2019-2020 National History Bee and Bowl Season in Full Swing! Registration for the 2020 National Championships Is Now Open!

The 2019-2020 National History Bee and Bowl season marks the tenth year of NHBB history quiz tournaments throughout the USA, and since the end of October, tournaments have been taking place across the USA. With dozens of teams and hundreds of students now qualified for Nationals, we are pleased to announce that registration for our 2020 International Academic Competitions / National History Bee and Bowl National Championships is now [...]

2019-12-02T22:35:01-05:00December 2nd, 2019|

Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Year of NHBB & IAC! National Political Science Bee & National Science Bee Debut For Varsity & JV Divisions!

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce the start of its 2019-2020 competition season for the National History Bee and Bowl and an ever-expanding lineup of additional events for students across the USA! For the National History Bee and Bowl, this will be our tenth year, and we look forward to holding 100+ Varsity and JV Regional and State Tournaments through the USA. Registration for all tournaments that have [...]

2019-09-17T04:17:25-04:00September 17th, 2019|

Final Official Standings, Results, & Press Releases from 2019 Varsity & JV NHBB, USHB, IGB, & USGO Nationals Available Here!

All results, the full statistical analysis, and the final press releases from the 2019 National History Bee and Bowl, US History Bee, International Geography Bee, US Geography Olympiad, and National Sports and Entertainment History Bee Varsity & Junior Varsity National Championships are now available through the links provided here. Thanks for coming to our ninth National Championships, and congratulations to all who competed and especially to our 2019 National [...]

2019-05-11T12:56:30-04:00May 11th, 2019|

2019 National Champions Crowned! Bowl: Beavercreek (V), Hunter (JV); Bee: Hari Parameswaran (V), Shiva Oswal (JV)! Small School Bowl: TJ Classical (V) & Archimedean (JV)

Your top 3 in the National History Bee 2019 Varsity National Championships! From L to R: 2nd Place - Eshaan Vakil (Ed W. Clark HS, Las Vegas, NV); National Champion - Hari Parameswaran (Beavercreek HS, Beavercreek, OH); 3rd Place - Daniel Ma, Hunter College HS (New York, NY) Congratulations to your new 2019 National History Bee and Bowl Varsity & JV National Champions! History Bowl: Varsity - [...]

2019-05-09T21:31:38-04:00April 28th, 2019|

2019 Nationals: Follow for Updates!

The 2019 National History Bee and Bowl Varsity and JV National Championships, sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, concludes today, Sunday, April 28, with the entirety of the National History Bee and the final playoff rounds of the National History Bowl. Follow along at and we will look to Facebook live the final matches too! Check here, especially at 1:20pm or 2:00pm for Bowl streaming if possible. Good luck [...]

2019-04-28T04:42:34-04:00April 28th, 2019|

2019 Varsity & JV Nationals: General Email #1

Please click here to download the text of General Email # 1 for the 2019 Varsity & JV IAC National Championships (including the National History Bee and Bowl, US History Bee, US Geography Olympiad, International Geography Bee, National Sports and Entertainment History Bee, and Consolation Bee) if needed. Please click here to access the Nationals survey if needed.

2019-04-22T02:28:08-04:00April 22nd, 2019|

Deadlines for 2019 National Championships Registrations Are Approaching! April 8 for History Bowl, April 17 for Individual Events

The 2019 Varsity & JV National Championships of the National History Bee and Bowl are fast approaching on April 26-28 in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA! We have a great field from around the country currently signed up and hope that you will be able to join us! Registration closes on April 8 (this has been pushed back two days from the originally stated deadline of April 6 to [...]

2019-04-15T00:55:42-04:00March 22nd, 2019|

NHBB Founder and Executive Director David Madden Wins the Jeopardy! All Star Games Tournament

Team Brad includes Larissa Kelly, Brad Rutter, and NHBB Executive Director, David Madden Team Brad (Brad Rutter, Larissa Kelly, and NHBB Executive Director David Madden) won the Jeopardy! All Star Games tournament! David plans to use his winnings to further the growth and development of International Academic Competitions, the parent organization of the National History Bee and Bowl, the US Geography Olympiad, the International Geography Bee, and [...]

2019-03-27T06:06:02-04:00February 20th, 2019|

High Season for NHBB Regional and State Tournaments is Here! 70+ Varsity & JV Events to Run in January-April

Hunter College HS swept the Bee and Bowl titles in both the Varsity & JV Divisions at the 2019 NHBB NJ State Championships The National History Bee and Bowl's high season for regional and state tournaments is here! Over 70 tournaments are planned between now and early April at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level, and a few more will still be scheduled. January has already seen [...]

2019-03-01T18:06:37-05:00January 24th, 2019|