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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 or Elementary School Divisions of these if they have qualified, and not in the JV Division, even if they otherwise qualified for it.)

# (at the 2020 National Championships, Middle School and Elementary Students are not able to play in the JV in any competition for which a Middle School Division exists, with the exception of the US Geography Championships, if students have qualified for it at the Junior Varsity level).

National 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 Intramural, Online Qualifying Exam, Regional Finals, and National Championship levels. Over 1000 students competed at its 2019 National Championships! The next National Championships will be held online in December 2020.

National 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, which will next be held online in December 2020. There are separate age divisions at the National Championships for students in 8th grade and younger (Middle School) and 6th grade and younger (Elementary).

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. The Academic Bowl consists of 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, or by having a student qualify for the Academic Bee National Championships). There are separate Middle School (8th grade and younger) and Elementary (6th grade and younger) divisions, though there are no Varsity or Junior Varsity divisions. The next US Academic Bowl National Championships will be held online in December 2020.

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, which will next be held online in December 2020. There are separate divisions in the Academic Bee for 8th graders, 7th graders, 6th graders, and Elementary Schoolers, though there are no Varsity or Junior Varsity divisions.

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 on July 25-August 1, 2022. 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, 2020, 2021, or 2022 National Championships, by finishing in the top half of the History Bee National Championships in any of the 2018-2022 academic years, or on a team in the History Bowl in the National Championships in those academic years. Students can also qualify by competing on a History Bowl team that wins a regional or state 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 Championships

www.geographychampionships.com

The US Geography Championships (formerly known as the US Geography Olympiad) is a geography knowledge competition, consisting of the National Qualifying Exam, and the annual National Championships, which will next be held online on Friday, November 13, 2020. The 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 USGC and the International Geography Bee US National Championships, though there is no obligation to do so. Many students also compete in the USGC’s Junior Varsity Division, including at the National Championships level, which must be qualified for on a JV level exam. Once students are Varsity-eligible, they can also compete in the USGC Varsity National Championships for a chance to win one of four spots on Team USA at the International Geography Olympiad as well.

IGB

International Geography Bee

www.internationalgeographybee.com/usa

The International Geography Bee is a worldwide geography quiz competition, consisting of the National Qualifying Exam, Regional Competitions, the US National Championships, and the biennial IGB World Championships which will next be held on August 2-9, 2022. The National Championships is entirely buzzer-based and takes place annually; the World Championships is multifaceted and takes place over 8 days. Attending students who are qualified may also compete in the International History Olympiad which takes place the following week; the two competitions are designed to allow for cross-participation.

The same Qualifying Exam is used for both the IGB National Championships and the US Geography Championships; however beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, the Qualifying Exam only qualifies students for the Regional Finals of IGB. At the Regional Finals, students must finish in the top 50% in their age division to qualify for the National Championships. At Nationals, most students compete in both USGC 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, though this is not possible in December 2020, as all Divisions (including Middle School and Junior Varsity) are taking place at the same time. Even if students have qualified in the JV, if they were in 8th grade in the 2019-2020 academic year, they must compete in the Middle School (i.e. 8th grade) Division.

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. The National Science Bee includes an optional Intramural Stage, an Online Qualifying Exam, the Regional Finals, and the National Championships which will next be held online in December 2020. The Regional Finals and National Championships are buzzer-based quiz competitions. For middle and elementary school students, separate age divisions in the National Science Bee exist for students in 8th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, and Elementary School.

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. It consists solely of the National Championships which are open to all students in 8th grade or below during the academic year for which the National Championships is held. There is no Varsity or Junior Varsity Division for the National Humanities Bee.

US History Bee

US History Bee

www.ushistorybee.org

The US History Bee is a buzzer-based quiz competition for individual students, with questions on all aspects of American history. At the 2020 National Championships, which will be held online on December 12-13, 2020, Middle School and Elementary School students will be able to compete in the US History Bee for the first time. In order to participate in the US History Bee, students must also be competing in either the National History Bee or the National History Bowl.