For the 2021-2022 academic year, online tournaments will cost $115 per Bowl team and $30 per Bee participant.
Penalty fees for registering after the initial deadline and withdrawing from a tournament are described in the policies below. Please note that registration and participation in The National History Bee and Bowl implies the acceptance of the following policies:
A. Registration for History Bowl teams (regardless of team size) are subject to an additional $10 per team penalty if made after November 29.
B. Registrations fewer than 5 days in advance (i.e. after 8pm Eastern time on the Monday of the week before a Saturday event) are only allowed by emailing the Tournament Coordinator for the tournament and seeing if it is still possible. At this point, registration is no longer guaranteed, and if it is possible, a $20 per team penalty will apply regardless of team size.
C. There is also a $30 fee, regardless of team size, for not bringing a registered team if the cancellation occurs after 8pm Eastern time 5 days in advance (i.e. at that time on the Monday of the week before a Saturday tournament); if this means a team no longer can attend, the fee must be paid prior to the next NHBB event they do attend.
D. There is no penalty for dropping in team size (e.g. from 3 students @ $95 to 2 students @ $75) at any point.
E. Prior registration is REQUIRED! There are no same-day signups as if it were an in-person tournament.
F. Teams do not need official school approval and are permitted to register using a pseudonym if this would help facilitate their participation. However, all teams must consist of students from the same school, even if the school is not sponsoring the team. The only exceptions to this are 1) our homeschool policy and 2) non-magnet and non-selective public high schools may have students from their feeder middle schools play together with their students on a team.
G. Registration for the Bowl will not be accepted via email or any other means unless it’s after the deadline, and you are emailing the tournament coordinator to see if space is still available. Otherwise all Bowl teams must register at this website.
H. An official invoice and confirmation will be emailed to you upon submission.
I. Payment must be made via check (made payable to “International Academic Competitions”) OR by credit/debit card at the time of registration.
J. For any questions pertaining to registration matters, contact Marshall Mullins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
K. No team is ever turned away at a tournament for lack of payment, but if payment has not been received by the date of the tournament, a $30 surcharge is added to any fees due. If the full payment, including the $30 surcharge is then not received by the Monday 8 days following the tournament (if on Saturday; if on another day, count 8 days as needed), an additional $30 is added, and students/teams will not be allowed to play again before the full fees plus the $60 combined surcharge is paid.