The National History Bowl is also offered at the Middle School and Elementary School levels. The National History Bowl Middle School and Elementary School National Championships are then held in June each year in conjunction with our other Middle School and Elementary School National Championships. Teams can qualify for the Middle School or Elementary School History Bowl Nationals if they have qualified at a regional tournament in either the Junior Varsity or Middle School Divisions or if their school / homeschool association has at least 1 student competing in the History Bee at Nationals, or by submitting a wild card bid that is accepted (please email info@iacompetitions.com if you are interested in this).

The National History Bowl offers a competition for teams at the Middle School level in the form of the Middle School History Bowl. At the regional level, National History Bowl tournaments are held in conjunction with certain Varsity and Junior Varsity National History Bowl tournaments; a list of these is maintained here. Note though that at all regional History Bowl tournaments, Middle Schoolers are always welcome to compete in the Junior Varsity division.

Any student or students from the same school who have qualified for the Middle School or Elementary School National History Bee National Championships may form a team and register to play in the National History Bowl at the Middle School or Elementary School National Championships. Teams may also qualify for the National History Bowl Middle School or Elementary School National Championships by finishing with a .500 winning percentage or winning a playoff game at any regional History Bowl in the Middle School or Elementary School Division.

If a regional tournament has a dedicated Middle School division, Middle School teams are still welcome to participate in the Junior Varsity division rather than playing in the Middle School division. By playing in the JV division, teams can qualify to attend the Junior Varsity National History Bowl National Championships.

Middle School and Elementary School students are also welcome to compete in the History Bowl on teams with students at higher grade levels from the same school. They may also compete for non-magnet public schools (or otherwise selective) if they attend a Middle School that feeds into that non-magnet public school. Middle and Elementary Schoolers wishing to play with older students at a private school must attend the same school.

For further questions about the Middle School History Bowl, please contact us at info@iacompetitions.com.