Welcome to the International Academic Competitions Africa homepage! IAC is a network of numerous academic competitions, all of which have been founded since 2010. IAC’s staff administers and oversees events in over 25 separate countries, and is deeply committed to the growth and development of academic competition. Please explore our website to learn more about our competition opportunities for you and your school. For further information on any of our competitions in Africa, please email our Executive Director, Mrs Nolwenn Madden at nolwenn@iacompetitions.com
Good luck with all of your competitions!


International History Bowl


The International History Bowl is a buzzer-based team history quiz competition that will begin holding events in Africa in 2020. Teams consist of up to 6 students, up to 4 of whom play together at any given time. Solo-student teams are also encouraged to compete and often do so.


International History Bee 


The International History Bee is a buzzer-based history quiz competition for individual students. All regional IHBB History Bowl tournaments also feature a History Bee component, held at different times so that students can compete in both the Bee and the Bowl.


International History Olympiad


The International History Olympiad is an 8-day long history extravaganza, held every two years – the next Olympiad will take place in July 2020. The Olympiad consists of numerous buzzer-based and other competitions, sightseeing, and special events with students from around the world. Students in Africa qualify for the Olympiad by finishing in the top half of students or teams in their age division at any regional or championship tournament in any year from 2018-2020. At the Olympiad, students compete in age divisions based solely on birthdates, even if they qualified in a different age division.


International Geography Bee


The International Geography Bee is a worldwide geography quiz competition, consisting of the IGB Championships Qualifying Exam and the biennial IGB World Championships. The World Championships is multifaceted and takes place over 6 days. The next IGB World Championships will be held in July 2020. Attending students who are qualified may also compete in the International History Olympiad; the two competitions are designed to allow for cross-participation.

The IGB Championships Qualifying Exam is given at each of regional tournaments for the International History Bee and Bowl in Africa, or students can take the Exam at their school or with a homeschool instructor proctoring it.