Middle & Elementary School National Championships

May 23-27, 2024

At the Hyatt Regency – Orlando, Florida

Epcot Center, Orlando FL
Walt Disney World, Orlando FL

About Middle & Elementary School Nationals

The 2024 International Academic Competitions Middle and Elementary School National Championships will take place from May 23-27, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida. Please note that staying at one of the official host hotels is required for all participants coming from outside a 100-mile driving radius. See below for registration links, and important information on all events at Nationals.

IAC Students

Official Host Hotels

Please note that according to the IAC Stay-to-Play Policy staying at one of the official host hotels is required for all families outside a 100-mile driving radius of the Hyatt Regency Orlando! To register an exemption to this policy please fill out our Exemption Form.

Main Events at Nationals

Learn more about each event by clicking on its logo.

National Geography Bee
National History Bee
National Science Bee
National Academic Bee
US Geography Championships
US History Bee
National History Bowl
National Geography Bowl Logo

New for 2024!

National Championship Exams
Intro to Model United Nations

New for 2024!

Registration, Costs, and Qualification Notes

Note: Please read all information below before registering!

Important Registration Notes

  • Before Registering: Please review the costs, refund policy, and qualification notes listed below carefully before registering!

  • Processing Fee: Note that registration fees includes a non-refundable 4% Credit Card Processing Fee that is incurred with your registration and this fee is non-refundable.

  • Registration Deadline: The registration deadline is May 6, 2024.

  • Discounted Pricing Deadline: The registration deadline for the discounted pricing is December 27, 2023 – registration must be complete and payment must be submitted by 11:59pm local time for where a family is located on that day for the discounts to be applicable.

Official Refund Policy

  • Before May 1: 90% of paid fees not including credit card fees.
  • May 1-15: 50% of paid fees not including credit card fees.

  • May 16 and onwards: No refunds.

2024 IAC Middle & Elementary School National Championships Costs

  • National History Bee – $149 (Early Registration Discount – $139)
  • National Geography Bee – $149 (Early Registration Discount – $139)
  • National Science Bee – $149 (Early Registration Discount – $139)
  • US History Bee – $129 (Early Registration Discount – $125)
  • National Academic Bee – $129 (Early Registration Discount – $125)

Other Individual Student Event Costs

  • US Geography Championships – $99 (Early Registration Discount – $95)
  • Introduction to Model UN – $99 (Early Registration Discount – $95)
  • National Championship Exams – $25 per exam
  • Jeopardy Charity Games – $60 (limit 1 per competing student)
  • National Children’s Crossword Championships – $45

History Bowl

Max size is 4 players at once; unlimited substitute players

  • Team – $495 (Early Registration Discount – $475)
  • Duo Teams – $375 (Early Registration Discount – $355)
  • Solo Team – $195 (Early Registration Discount – $175)

Geography Bowl

Max size is 2 players at once, a 3rd substitute player is allowed

  • Team of 2 or 3 students – $375 (Early Registration Discount – $355)
  • Solo Team – $195 (Early Registration Discount – $175)

Family and Teacher Event Costs

  • Family Quiz Night – $35 per family
  • IAC Parents Academic Bee – $35
  • IAC Siblings Academic Bee – $35
  • IAC Teachers Academic Bee – $35

Qualification Notes – Please read before registering!

  • 1
    The National History Bee, National Geography Bee, and National Science Bee require prior qualifying at the regional level.
  • 2
    The US History Bee is open only to students who have qualified for and are competing in the National Championships of the National History Bee.
  • 3
    The US Geography Championships is open only to students who have qualified for and are competing in the National Championships of the National Geography Bee.
  • 4
    The National Academic Bee and the Jeopardy Charity Games are open to any student who has qualified for and is competing in either the National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and/or the National Science Bee at the National Championships.
  • 5
    Teams in the National Geography Bowl must have at least one student who has qualified for and is competing in the National Championships of the National Geography Bee. The other student(s) do not require prior qualifying
  • 6
    Teams in the National History Bowl must have qualified at the regional level or have at least one student who has qualified for and is competing in the National Championships of the National History Bee. The other student(s) do not require prior qualifying
  • 7
    No qualification is required to compete in any of the National Championship Exams, the Intro to Model UN, the Family Quiz Night, or the National Children’s Crossword Championship.
  • 8
    The IAC Parents Academic Bee is open to any adult family member in an older generation than the member of their family competing at Nationals. This includes grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins once removed, etc. Family friends are welcome to compete as well.
  • 9
    The IAC Teachers Academic Bee is open to any teacher or administrator at any school with at least one student from their school competing in the National History Bee, National Geography Bee, National Science Bee, or National History Bowl at Nationals.
  • 10
    The IAC Siblings Academic Bee is open to any family member in the same generation of a competing student at Nationals, including cousins. However, this competition is NOT open to any student who is competing in the National History Bee, National Science Bee, National Geography Bee, National History Bowl, or National Geography Bowl. That caveat aside, friends of students who are in high school in 2023-24 or younger who are attending Nationals are welcome to compete as well. There will be separate age divisions for this competition; age cut offs for these will depend on enrollment numbers.