Loading Events

International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce the 2024 New Jersey History Bee and Bowl State Championships, taking place at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, NJ on Saturday, January 13th, 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 Monday, January 8th at 11:59 pm EST.  Teams and individuals can still register with a late fee until Tuesday, January 9th at 11:59pm, after which Bowl registrations are no longer guaranteed. After January 9th, 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@iacompetitions.com. Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you to Ridgewood in January!

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 Middle/Elementary 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 confirmed. Students and teams looking for further guidance on the schedule should contact the Tournament Coordinator at sara@iacompetitions.com

8:15 Doors Open, Check-In Begins
8:45 Please Arrive By This Time!
8:50 Opening Meeting
9:30 History Bowl Round 1
10:15 History Bowl Round 2
10:55 History Bowl Round 3
11:35 History Bee Opening Meeting
11:55 History Bee Round 1
12:25 History Bee Round 2
12:55 History Bee Round 3
1:20 Lunch / National Qualifying Exams for National Geography Bee / US Geography Championships, US History Bee, National Political Science Bee, and National Science Bee
2:30 History Bowl Round 4
3:10 History Bowl Round 5
3:50 History Bee Finals
4:35 History Bowl Varsity Octofinals / JV Quarterfinals / MS Semifinals
5:15 History Bowl Varsity Quarterfinals / JV Semifinals / MS Finals
5:50 History Bowl Varsity Semifinals / JV Finals
6:20 History Bowl Varsity Finals
6:45 History Bowl End

Teams Attending


  1. Ridgewood A
  2. Ridgewood B
  3. Livingston A
  4. Livingston B
  5. Pascack Valley
  6. Seton Hall Prep A
  7. Seton Hall Prep B
  8. Hunter A
  9. Leonia A
  10. Westfield
  11. Bergen Academies
  12. Ramsey
  13. Rutgers Preparatory A
  14. Princeton HS
  15. Tenafly A
  16. Tenafly B
  17. Tenafly C
  18. Ranney A
  19. Ranney B
  20. Stuyvesant A
  21. Stuyvesant B
  22. Great Neck North A
  23. Great Neck North B
  24. Jonathan Dayton A
  25. Team Laker Scholars A
  26. East Brunswick
  27. Team Arnav


  1. Ridgewood C *
  2. Livingston C *
  3. Moravian Academy *
  4. Hunter B *
  5. Glen Ridge MS *
  6. Princeton MS *
  7. Eastchester *
  8. Bridgewater Raritan *
  9. Northern Highlands *
  10. Hillsborough *
  11. Rutgers Preparatory B *
  12. Jonathan Dayton B *
  13. Team Laker Scholars B *


  1. Primoris Academy A #
  2. Primoris Academy B #
  3. Seven Bridges #
  4. Hunter College Middle School #
  5. Heritage MS A #
  6. Heritage MS B #
  7. Franklin Avenue MS A #
  8. Franklin Avenue MS B #