The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2023 Iowa State Championships, taking place at Northwest HS in Waukee, IA on Feb. 4, 2023! This tournament will run on our A Set of questions, and like all NHBB Varsity and Junior Varsity events, is open to all students, regardless of what state they are from, as long as they have not yet played this set of questions in the 2022-2023 academic year. To register, please visit this link. For further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator at the address listed below. Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you and your team to Waukee in February!

During the lunch break, we will offer the National Qualifying Exams for the US Geography Championships / International Geography Bee (one exam serves to qualify students for the National Championships of both competitions), the US History Bee, the National Political Science Bee, and the National Science Bee. All exams cost $10 and can be signed up for on the day of the tournament; pre-registration is not required.

The schedule as listed below is considered tentative, and therefore may still be subject to slight changes based on turnout until registration closes, at which point it will be confirmed. Students and teams looking for further guidance on the schedule should contact the Tournament Coordinator at the address listed below.

Note for middle/elementary students: Middle and elementary school teams are welcome to participate at this tournament in the History Bowl. If there are at least 3 middle/elementary school teams that take part, a separate middle school division of the bowl will be set up. Otherwise, middle/elementary school teams will be entered in the JV division.

During the History Bee rounds, middle school students are welcome to participate in the Junior Varsity Division of the History Bee, and if they qualify, would qualify for the Varsity/JV National Championships, not the Middle/Elementary National Championships. There is no separate division of the National History Bee at this tournament for middle/elementary school students; those students interested in competing in the National History Bee at their grade level should register for this at www.nationalhistorybee.com.