IAC organizes numerous academic competitions for students in over 50 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 Asia, please email the Director of International Academic Competitions’ Asian Division, Mr. Suopeng Gao at firstname.lastname@example.org and our main website for competitions in Asia at www.iacompetitionsasia.com
IAC Competitions for Students in Asia
IAC has been administering competitions in Asia since 2012. Bee competitions (i.e. those for individual students) are divided into four age divisions, which for the 2022-2023 academic year are divided as follows:
- Varsity – For students born on or before 1 September 2006
- Junior Varsity – For students born from 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2008
- Middle School – For students born from 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2010
- Elementary – For students born on or after 1 September 2010
Currently, there is no separate Elementary Division for Bowl (i.e. team events); students who are otherwise eligible for the Elementary Division in Bee competitions would typically compete in the Middle School Division teams in the Bowl. Note that for team events (i.e. the International History Bowl and the International Academic Bowl), a team may have younger students on it, but older students may not play on a team competing in a younger age division.
International History Bowl
The International History Bowl is a buzzer-based team history quiz competition that runs throughout Asia in a network of approximately 20 regional in-person and online tournaments each year. 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. Each tournament runs on a particular set of questions, so teams can compete several times at the regional level each school year. At all regional tournaments students can qualify for the annual International History Bowl Asian Championships held at the end of the school year. The 2023 IAC Asian Championships featuring the International History Bowl and numerous other events will be held at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Khao Lak in Thailand on June 16-18, 2023.
International History Bee
The International History Bee is a buzzer-based history quiz competition for individual students. All regional IAC 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. As with the Bowl, there are multiple question sets, so students can compete a number of times each school year at the regional level. Those who qualify are then allowed to compete at the 2023 IAC Asian Championships which will be held at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Khao Lak in Thailand on June 16-18, 2023.
International History Olympiad
The International History Olympiad is a week-long history extravaganza, held every two years – the next Olympiad will take place in Summer 2023 in Rome, Italy. The Olympiad consists of numerous buzzer-based and other competitions, sightseeing, and special events with students from around the world.. The Olympiad consists of numerous buzzer-based and other competitions, sightseeing, and special events with students from around the world. Students in Asia qualify for the Olympiad by finishing in the top half of students or teams in their age division at any regional or championship International History Bee and Bowl tournament. At the Olympiad, students can compete for either the country of their citizenship or the country where they attend school.
International Geography Bee
The International Geography Bee is a worldwide geography quiz competition, consisting of the IGB Online Regional Qualifying Exam, Regional Finals, the Asian Championships, and the biennial International Geography Championships. The Regional Finals and the Asian Championships are entirely buzzer-based; the Championships is multifaceted and takes place over a week. The next IGB Asian Championships will take place on June 16-18, 2023 at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa Khao Lak, Thailand. The next International Geography Championships will be held in Summer 2024.
International Science Bee
The International Science Bee is a science quiz competition for individual students. The Science Bee consists of the Online Regional Qualifying Exam, Regional Finals, and Asian Championships. Questions may cover any discipline in the field of science including, but not limited to, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, earth science, astronomy, computer science, non-computational mathematics, and the history of science.
International Geography Championships
The International Geography Championships is a biennial competition designed to bring the top geography students from around the world together for an unforgettable two weeks full of various competitions with a geography-based theme, and a chance to meet students with similar interests and talents from around the world. The 2022 International Geography Championships was held from July 3-10, 2022 in Burlington, Vermont, USA and Montreal, Canada. The next International Geography Championships will be held in Summer 2024
International Academic Bowl
The IAC Asian Championships also feature the International Academic Bowl, an all-subject quiz bowl competition that is open to school teams and does not require prior qualification. The next International Academic Bowl Asian Championships will be held from June 16 to 18, 2023 at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Khao Lak, Thailand.