2018 Nationals Concludes: Thomas Jefferson (VA) in Varsity & Adlai Stevenson (IL) in JV win National History Bowl Titles! Alex Schmidt (PA) and Govind Prabhakar (IL) win National History Bee!

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2018 National Championships on April 27-29 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC with the nation's top history students contesting our annual National titles. After three days of buzzer-based quiz competition, the 2018 National Champions emerged as follows: National History Bowl – 144 Varsity teams, 108 Junior Varsity teams Varsity: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and [...]

2018-05-19T05:51:22-04:00May 9th, 2018|

Nationals Update: Finals to be Livestreamed beginning at 1:15pm! Fred Zhang (VA) and Govind Prabhakar (IL) win US History Bee titles! Bee and Bowl rounds set to conclude this afternoon!

In the next 6 hours, the Varsity and JV National Champions of the National History Bee and Bowl for 2018 will be crowned! Follow along at ! We'll also be livestreaming the Varsity and Junior Varsity History Bowl finals and Varsity Bee finals through a link on our Facebook page if you want to see it happen, beginning at 1:15pm! Thomas Jefferson (VA) and Adlai Stevenson (IL) hold the [...]

2018-04-29T12:20:38-04:00April 29th, 2018|

Welcome to the 2018 National History Bee and Bowl Varsity & JV National Championships!

International Academic Competitions is pleased to welcome over 1000 students from throughout the USA to its 2018 National Championships at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA! We are looking forward to an amazing weekend of competition with the nation's top social studies students contesting the US History Bee, US Geography Olympiad, International Geography Bee, National Sports and Entertainment History Bee, National History Bee, and National History Bowl. For [...]

2018-04-26T20:37:16-04:00April 26th, 2018|

Nationals Approaches! Seeds Now Posted for History Bowl. General Emails #1 and #2 Available Here.

The National History Bee and Bowl, US History Bee, US Geography Olympiad, and International Geography Bee US Varsity and JV National Championships are just a few days away! Seeds (aka Madden Ranks) have now been posted on the Teams Coming to Nationals Page. The full draws for all events will be posted by late Wednesday. General Email # 1 - 2018 Nationals - Sent Tuesday, April 17 at 10:00pm [...]

2018-04-23T01:58:56-04:00April 23rd, 2018|

Deadlines for 2018 National Championships Registrations Are Approaching! April 7 for History Bowl, April 14 for Individual Events

The 2018 National Championships of the National History Bee and Bowl are fast approaching on April 27-29 in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA! We have over 200 teams currently signed up and are expecting 240-275 in total. Registration closes on April 7 at 11:59pm EDT for the National History Bowl and on April 14 at 11:59pm EDT for all individual events - sign up using the link here! Please [...]

2018-04-02T16:31:18-04:00April 2nd, 2018|

High Season for Regional and State NHBB Tournaments is Here! Nationals, Intl. History Olympiad & Intl. Geography Bee World Championships Approaching!

Fort Collins High School's Varsity A Team - champions of the Colorado History Bowl on February, 17, 2018 held at their school. The National History Bee and Bowl's 8th season is in full swing with dozens of state and regional tournaments being held across the country from now through early April! NHBB thanks the thousands of coaches, parents, volunteers, tournament staff, and of course, participating students for [...]

2018-02-22T04:07:30-04:00February 22nd, 2018|

Registration Now Open for 2018 NHBB / USGO / IGB Nationals, 2018 Intl. History Olympiad, & 2018 Intl. Geography Bee World Championships!

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce the opening of registrations for the 2018 Varsity & JV National History Bee and Bowl, US Geography Olympiad, and Intl. Geography Bee National Championships - as well as for the 2018 International History Olympiad and the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships! Please see below for further details on each event: 2018 National History Bee & Bowl (incl. US History Bee), US [...]

2017-11-26T07:12:11-04:00November 26th, 2017|

Sixty-Second Rounds

An NHBB sixty-second round is designed to gauge how much a team can quickly recall about a certain subject. The philosophy behind writing sixty-second rounds is very similar to that for writing tossups: we want to reward depth of knowledge while keeping the game competitive for new and novice players. Pyramidal clue ordering makes that happen for tossups; in sixty-second rounds, the job is done by differentiating the difficulty [...]

2017-10-29T12:41:52-04:00October 29th, 2017|

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Competition Year for The National History Bee and Bowl and the Debut of International Academic Competitions!

The National History Bee and Bowl are part of the International Academic Competitions network of competitions. See for all details on all IAC events. Welcome to the 2017-2018 competition season for the National History Bee and Bowl! NHBB is excited to begin its eighth year of history quiz tournaments around the USA, and we hope you and your team can be a part of the fun. [...]

2017-10-17T13:12:12-04:00October 13th, 2017|

Greater Nashville

The National History Bee and Bowl regrets to announce that its 2018 Greater Nashville History Bee and Bowl has been cancelled.  will be held at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN on Saturday, January 19.  **PLEASE NOTE this tournament is now in January, and not December!**  This tournament will run on our C Set of questions, and like all NHBB Varsity and Junior Varsity events, is open to all students, regardless [...]

2019-01-16T09:38:57-04:00August 15th, 2017|