Middle School & Elementary Division

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Note: All IAC Junior Varsity competitions are also open to younger students.* However, these have somewhat harder questions, require separate qualifying for their National Championships, and include students up through 10th grade.

*(except the International History Olympiad and the International Geography Bee’s World Championships, where students in 8th grade and younger must play in the Middle School Division of these if they have qualified, and not in the JV Division, even if they otherwise qualified for it.)

History Bee

National History Bee

www.nationalhistorybee.com/history-bee

At the Middle School and Elementary School levels, The National History Bee is a history quiz competition for individual students, with Online Qualifying Exam, Regional Finals, and National Championship levels. Over 1000 students competed at its 2017 and 2018 National Championships! Please explore our website linked above for further details, and please contact info@iacompetitions.com with any questions.

History Bowl

National History Bowl

www.nationalhistorybee.com/history-bowl

The National History Bowl is a buzzer-based team history quiz competition with regional and tournaments and an annual National Championships. Elementary-aged students are welcome to compete in the Middle School Division of the National History Bowl, but there is currently no separate Elementary division.

USABB

US Academic Bowl

www.usacademicbowl.com

The US Academic Bowl is a buzzer-based team quiz competition for teams with questions from all academic disciplines. both regional tournaments around the USA, and an annual National Championships (though teams can qualify for Nationals by finishing in the top half at any quiz bowl tournament using pyramidal questions, even if they do not compete at the regional tournaments). There are separate Middle School and Elementary School divisions, though there is no Varsity or Junior Varsity component.

USABB

US Academic Bee

www.usacademicbowl.com (This website is also used for the US Academic Bee as well.)

The US Academic Bee is a buzzer-based quiz competition for individual students with questions from all academic disciplines. There are both regional tournaments around the USA, and an annual National Championships (though students can qualify for Nationals in various ways, even if they do not compete at the regional tournaments). There are separate Middle School and Elementary School divisions, though there is no Varsity or Junior Varsity component.

IHO

International History Olympiad

www.historyolympiad.com

The International History Olympiad is an 8-day long history extravaganza, held every two years – the next Olympiad will take place in July 2020.  The Olympiad consists of numerous buzzer-based and other competitions, sightseeing, and special events with students from around the world. Students in the USA qualify by finishing in the top half at either the 2019 or 2020 National Championships by finishing in the top half of the History Bee or on a team in the History Bowl. Students can also qualify by competing on a History Bowl team that wins a regional tournament or by finishing in the top 25% at any History Bee regional tournament in their age division. At the Olympiad, students compete for their home state, or for a foreign country, if they have a foreign passport and choose to do so.

USGO

US Geography Olympiad

www.geographyolympiad.com

The US Geography Olympiad is a geography knowledge competition, consisting of the National Qualifying Exam, and the National Championships. The National Championships (which will be next be held in June 2019 in conjunction with the Middle School and Elementary School National History Bee and Bowl and National Science Bee National Championships) is entirely exam-based and focuses on applications of geographic knowledge. The same qualifying exam is used for both this and the International Geography Bee. At the National Championships, most students compete in both USGO and the International Geography Bee US National Championships, though there is no obligation to do so. Many students also compete in the USGO’s Junior Varsity Division, including at the National Championships level, which must be qualified for on a JV level exam, and which will next be held on April 26, 2019 in Arlington, VA. Once students are Varsity-eligible, they can also compete in the USGO National Championships for a chance to win one of 4 spots on Team USA at the International Geography Olympiad.

IGB

International Geography Bee

www.internationalgeographybee.com/usa

The International Geography Bee is a worldwide geography quiz competition, consisting of the National Qualifying Exam, the US National Championships, and the biennial IGB World Championships. The National Championships is entirely buzzer-based, takes place annually (at the same location and on the same weekend as the US Geography Olympiad, National History Bee and Bowl, and National Science Bee National Championships), and will next be held in June 2019; the World Championships is multifaceted and takes place over 6 days. The next IGB World Championships will be held in July 2020. Attending students who are qualified may also compete in the International History Olympiad; the two competitions are designed to allow for cross-participation.

The same National qualifying exam is used for both this and the US Geography Olympiad. At the National Championships, most students compete in both USGO and the International Geography Bee US National Championships, though there is no obligation to do so. Many students also compete in the JV Division, including at the National Championships level, which must be qualified for on a JV level exam, and which will next be held on April 26, 2019 in Arlington, VA.

Science Bee

National Science Bee

www.nationalsciencebee.com

The National Science Bee is a buzzer-based science quiz competition for individual students, with questions from biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, astronomy, mathematics, and other scientific fields. For the 2018-2019 academic year, we are greatly expanding the National Science Bee to include an online qualifying exam, regional finals, and a National Championships held in conjunction (i.e. on the same weekend and in the same city) as the Middle School and Elementary School National History Bee and Bowl, US Geography Olympiad, International Geography Bee, and US Academic Bee and Bowl National Championships. The National Science Bee currently only runs at the Middle School & Elementary School levels – there is no high school-level competition.

Humanities Bee

National Humanities Bee

www.usacademicbowl.com/national-humanities-bee/

The National Humanities Bee is a buzzer-based humanities quiz competition for individual students, with questions on literature, the arts, music, religion, mythology, philosophy, and related fields. For the 2018-2019 school year, it consists solely of the National Championships, which currently do not require qualification and are open to all students. It only runs at the Middle School & Elementary School levels.

Citizenship Bee

National Citizenship Bee

The National Citizenship Bee is a buzzer-based social studies quiz competition for individual students, with questions on politics, economics, current events, law, geography, history, and related fields. The National Citizenship Bee is not being held in the 2018-2019 academic year, but will again be held in the 2019-2020 academic year.