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International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce the 2024 Connecticut History Bee and Bowl State Championships, taking place at Newtown HS in Sandy Hook, CT on March 2nd, 2024!  This tournament will run on our B Set of questions, and like all IAC Varsity and Junior Varsity events, is open to all students, regardless of what state they are from, as long as they have not yet played this set of questions in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

To register, please fill out the form below.  Preregistration closes on Friday, February 23rd at 11:59 pm EST.  Teams and individuals can still register with a late fee until Monday, February 26th, after which Bowl registrations are no longer guaranteed. After February 26th, contact hs-info@iacompetitions.com to see if registration is still possible.  Late registration fees and policies can be found hereFor further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator, Sara DelVillano at sara@iacompeitions.com . Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you to Sandy Hook in March!

Exams: During the lunch break, we will offer the National Qualifying Exams for the US Geography Championships / National Geography Bee (one exam serves to qualify students for the National Championships of both competitions), the US History Bee, the National Political Science Bee, and the National Science Bee. All exams cost $15 each. Students can also qualify for the International Geography Championships (Vienna, Austria – July 13-20, 2024) and the International Environmental Science Olympiad (Puerto Rico – Dec. 27-31, 2024) through the Geography and Science National Qualifying Exams.

Note for middle/elementary students: Middle and elementary school teams are welcome to participate at this tournament in the History Bowl. If there are at least three middle/elementary school teams that take part, a separate middle school division of the bowl will be set up.  Otherwise, middle/elementary school teams will be entered in the JV division.

If a middle/elementary student is playing in the Bowl, they have the option to participate in either the Middle School division or the Junior Varsity Division of the History Bee, and if they qualify, would qualify for the Elementary/Middle School or Varsity/JV National Championships as appropriate. If a middle/elementary student does not participate in the Bowl, their only Bee option is to participate in the Junior Varsity Division.

 Schedule:  The schedule as listed below is considered tentative, and therefore may still be subject to slight changes based on turnout until registration closes, at which point it will be confirmed. Students and teams looking for further guidance on the schedule should contact the Tournament Coordinator at sara@iacompetitions.com.

8:00 Doors Open, Check-In Begins
8:30 Please Arrive by This Time!
8:45 Opening Meeting
9:15 History Bowl Round 1
10:00 History Bowl Round 2
10:45 History Bowl Round 3
11:30 History Bee Opening Meeting
11:45 History Bee Round 1
12:15 History Bee Round 2
12:45 History Bee Round 3
1:15 Lunch / National Qualifying Exams for National Geography Bee / US Geography Championships, US History Bee, National Political Science Bee, and National Science Bee
2:15 History Bowl Round 4
3:00 History Bowl Round 5
3:45 History Bee Finals
4:15 History Bowl Semifinals
5:00 History Bowl Finals
5:30 End

Teams Attending


  1. Newtown A
  2. Bethel A
  3. Bethel B
  4. Greens Farms Academy A
  5. Brunswick School A
  6. Brunswick School B
  7. Immaculate HS
  8. Darien
  9. Hopkins
  10. Fordham A
  11. Fordham B


  1. Marine Science Magnet *
  2. Greens Farms Academy B *
  3. Brunswick School C *
  4. Brunswick School D *
  5. TAG Young Scholars *