Step 1: Come to the Regional and State Championships

Students and Schools from around the country are invited to register for any of our Regional Competitions throughout the school year – our regional and state level competitions typically involve 3 components:

  • The National History Bowl
  • The National History Bee
  • The National Qualifying Exams.

The National History Bowl:

The National History Bowl is a team-based event, consisting of 5 guaranteed matches. Teams play each other in the 4-Quarter History Bowl style, and the top teams compete in the playoffs for the championship. Teams register with their schools, and compete together, though solo teams happen regularly!

The National History Bee:

The National History Bee is an individual event, consisting of 3 guaranteed matches. Up to 10 players may sit in a room at any time, and will compete to see who can answer 8 tossup questions correctly the fastest! Players earn bonus points by reaching 8 correct answers faster than anyone else. The top players in the History Bee will qualify for the championship, and the top half will qualify for Nationals!

The National Qualifying Exams:

During the lunch hour, players may elect to take one or several of our National Qualifying Exams. These multiple choice exams are 50 questions and 20 minutes long, and high performance on them will qualify you for the National Championships, which are buzzer based. The exams for this year include:

  • The National Science Bee
  • The National Political Science Bee
  • The National Geography Bee
  • The US History Bee

Step 2: Nationals

The 2024 High School National Championship will take place in early summer; this season Nationals will take place in Arlington, VA from April 25-28, 2024. Teams that qualify through regional History Bowl tournaments, and Individual Students who qualify through the History Bee and National Qualifying Exams will be invited!

The competition will be filled with excitement and opportunity, – please check out the Nationals page to learn more!

Step 3: Internationals

The International History Olympiad and International Geography Championships will take place alternating summers. IGC will be the summer of 2024 (date and location TBA) and the next IHO will be the summer of 2025.