International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce the start of its 2019-2020 competition season for the National History Bee and Bowl and an ever-expanding lineup of additional events for students across the USA! For the National History Bee and Bowl, this will be our tenth year, and we look forward to holding 100+ Varsity and JV Regional and State Tournaments through the USA. Registration for all tournaments that have been scheduled is now open here; tournaments will continue to be scheduled on a continual basis over the coming months.

The competition season will then culminate in our 10th anniversary National Championships in April, and then the 2020 International History Olympiad and International Geography Bee World Championships next July! Those latter two events will both be held on week-long cruises on board the Carnival Fascination (July 12-19 for IGB Worlds; July 19-26 for the Olympiad), leaving from San Juan, Puerto Rico and visiting five other Caribbean islands en route. We hope that qualified players can join us for an unforgettable week of competition and camaraderie in an amazing setting with the top history and geography students from around the world!

Back in the 50 states, we’re also excited to announce the launch of the new National Political Science Bee, and the expansion of the National Science Bee into the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions. These will both work in a similar way to the US History Bee and International Geography Bee, with 50 question multiple choice National Qualifying Exams on offer at all Regional and State tournaments at lunch, and then a buzzer-based National Championships. Both the Political Science Bee and Science Bee Nationals will take place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA from April 23-26, so if you’re coming for History Bee and Bowl Nationals, you now have two additional competition opportunities there! The Political Science Bee on Thursday, April 23, will also feature dinner roundtable discussions for all competing students with politicians, policy makers, and other people influential in public service. It promises to be a unique opportunity to learn more about political science from those who practice it on a daily basis!

Thanks for your continued support as we hit Year 10, and the best of luck to all competing students and teams at your 2019-2020 tournaments and competitions!