Welcome to the information page for our online Varsity and JV tournaments for the National History Bee & Bowl!

The dates and schedules are tentative, and are listed below. To register for them, go to this page.

If you have trouble accessing or filling out the registration form, please email hs-info@iacompetitions.com. We’ll then email you and ask you to provide the information by email instead.

C Set Online Details – December 10 and 11, 2022

Preliminaries and Finals for the Bowl will take place on Saturday, December 10. For the Bee, that will happen in its entirety on Sunday, December 11.

Date Events (All Eastern Time)
Saturday, December 10 11:00am – 4:00pm History Bowl Rounds 1-5
5:30pm – 9:30pm   History Bowl Playoffs
Sunday, December 11

11:00am – 2:00pm History Bee Preliminaries
3:30pm – 4:30pm History Bee Finals

B Set Online Details – February 11 and 12, 2023

For the B Set, the Bowl and Bee will switch days. This time the Bee will take place on Saturday, February 11. The Bowl will then happen on Sunday, February 12.

Date Events (All Eastern Time)
Saturday, February 11 11:00am – 2:00pm History Bee Preliminaries
3:30pm – 4:30pm History Bee Finals
Sunday, February 12 11:00am – 4:00pm History Bowl Rounds 1-5
5:30pm – 9:30pm   History Bowl Playoffs

A Set Online Details – March 18 and 19, 2023

The A Set schedule will be the same as the C Set, with the Bowl taking place Saturday, March 18, and the Bee taking place Sunday, March 19.

Date Events (All Eastern Time)
Saturday, March 18 11:00am – 4:00pm History Bowl Rounds 1-5
5:30pm – 9:30pm   History Bowl Playoffs
Sunday, March 19 11:00am – 2:00pm History Bee Preliminaries
3:30pm – 4:30pm History Bee Finals

For the 2022-2023 academic year, online tournaments will cost $115 per Bowl team(no matter the team size) and $30 per Bee participant, plus an online processing fee. If you wish to pay by check, there will be a 10% processing fee.

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 $20 per team penalty if they are registered less than 12 days in advance(i.e. after 8pm Eastern time on the second Monday of the week before a Saturday event). This corresponds to 11/28 for C Set, 1/31 for B Set, and 3/6 for A Set. Bee registrations are unaffected by this rule.

B. All Bee and Bowl 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.

C. Prior registration is REQUIRED! There are no same-day signups as if it were an in-person tournament.

D. 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.

E. 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.

F. An official invoice and confirmation will be emailed to you upon submission.

G. Payment must be made via check (made payable to “International Academic Competitions”) OR by credit/debit card at the time of registration.

H. For any questions pertaining to registration matters, contact hs-info@iacompetitions.com.

I. 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, students/teams will not be allowed to play again before the full fees are paid.