Winter History and Geography Bee Leagues (updated 12/31/20)

International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that this year’s Winter League offerings will include Bee Leagues in World History, US History, and Geography. Each Bee League will be played over the course of two weeks and will start the week of February 14. Matches will take place on week day evenings at 7:00pm EST.

Registrations for the Winter Online Bee Leagues are open, and will close on January 30, 2021. If you have any questions please email league@iacompetitions.com.

Organization

Each Bee League will be played over a two-week period. Students will play in three preliminary rounds of 30 questions each during the first week, with playoffs the following week.

All matches will be played online using Google Meet and the COBA-cc online buzzer platform.

Students will be classified into Varsity (grades 11 and 12) and Junior Varsity (grades 10 and younger) divisions.

International Geography Bee

The International Geography Bee will begin play on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 and will end on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Registration will close on Saturday, January 30th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Preliminary matches will be played on Tuesday, February 16 from 7pm-10pm EST. Playoffs will begin Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm EST.

Nationals Qualification

The top 60% of students, according to prelim rank, in each age division will qualify for the International Geography Bee at Nationals and the top 30% to the International Geography Bee World Championships. This qualification method is in addition to the qualification exam, which will still be offered. Students wishing to qualify for the National Championships of the US Geography Championship can only qualify for that event via the qualification exam, not through this event.

Awards

The top 3 students, based on the final results, in each age division will receive medals shipped to them after the event concludes.

World History Bee

The World History Bee will begin play on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and will end on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Registration will close on Saturday, January 30th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Questions used will largely mirror those of a normal B Set Bee, but with less of a focus on US History. Preliminary matches will be played on Wednesday, February 17 from 7pm-10pm EST. Playoffs will begin Wednesday, February 24 at 7pm EST.

Nationals Qualification

The top 60% of students in each age division, according to prelim rank, will qualify for the National Championships of the National History Bee. The top 30% of students in each division, according to prelim rank, also qualify for the next International History Olympiad.

Awards

The top 3 students, based on the final results, in each age division will receive medals shipped to them after the event concludes.

US History Bee

The US History Bee will begin play on Thursday, February 18, 2021 and will end on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Registration will close on Saturday, January 30th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Questions used will largely mirror those of a normal B Set Bee in terms of difficulty, but will exclusively focus on US History. Preliminary matches will be played on Thursday, February 18 from 7pm-10pm EST. Playoffs will begin Thursday, February 25 at 7pm EST.

Nationals Qualification

The top 60% of students in each age division, according to prelim rank, qualify for the National Championships of both the National History Bee AND the US History Bee. This qualification method for USHB Nationals is in addition to the US History Bee National Qualification Exam, which will still be offered.

Awards

The top 3 students, based on the final results, in each age division will receive medals shipped to them after the event concludes.

Cost

Bee League Registrations will cost $30 per student per event. Payments can be made in the form of a check or online with a credit card. Registration forms will be posted here:

All questions should be directed at league@iacompetitions.com.

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