Varsity & Junior Varsity National Championships

April 25-28, 2024

At Crystal Gateway Marriott – Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA

About Varsity/Junior Varsity Nationals

The 2024 International Academic Competitions Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships will take place from April 25-28, 2024 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Please note that staying at the host hotel is required for all participants coming from outside a 100-mile driving radius. See below for registration links, and important information on all events at Nationals.

David Madden with Livingston High School (NJ), 2023 National History Bowl Varsity National Champions

Official Host Hotel

Please note that according to the IAC Stay-to-Play Policy, staying at one of the official host hotels is required for all families outside a 100-mile driving radius of the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington. To register an exemption to this policy please fill out our Exemption Form.

Main Events at Nationals

Learn more about each event by clicking on its logo.

National History Bowl
National History Bee
National Geography Bee
National Science Bee
National Academic Bee
US History Bee
National Political Science Bee
US Geography Championships
National Championship Exams

Registration, Costs, and Qualification Notes

Note: Please read all information below before registering!

Important Registration Notes

  • Before Registering: Please review the costs, refund policy, and qualification notes listed below carefully before registering!

  • Processing Fee: Note that credit card payments will include a non-refundable 4% credit card processing fee.

  • Registration Deadline: The registration deadline has been extended to April 18, 2024 for individual events, and April 15 for bowl teams.

  • Discounted Pricing Deadline: The registration deadline for the discounted pricing is December 27, 2023 – registration must be complete and payment must be submitted by 11:59pm local time for where a family is located on that day for the discounts to be applicable.

Qualification Notes – Please read before registering!

  • 1
    The National History Bee and National History Bowl require prior qualifying at the regional level.
  • 2

    The US History Bee, National Science Bee and National Political Science Bee are open only to students who have qualified on their respective National Qualifying Exam.

  • 3

    The US Geography Championships and National Geography Bee are open only to students who have qualified on the Geography National Qualifying Exam.

  • 4
    No qualification is required to compete in any of the National Championship Exams or the National Academic Bee.

Official Refund Policy

  • On or Before April 7: 90% of paid fees not including credit card fees.

  • April 8-18: 50% of paid fees not including credit card fees.

  • April 19 and onwards: No refunds.

History Bowl

Max size is 4 players at once; unlimited substitute players

  • Team – $725

  • Duo Teams – $525

  • Solo Team – $295

Bee Event Costs

  • National History Bee – $139

  • National Geography Bee – $119

  • National Science Bee – $119

  • National Political Science Bee – $119

  • National Political Science Bee Day in DC – $150 (Optional event open to NPSB qualifiers only)

  • US History Bee – $119

  • National Academic Bee – $119

Other Individual Student Event Costs

  • US Geography Championships – $99

  • National Championship Exams – $25 per exam

Discounts

  • Hosting Discount: – $125 (for bowl teams only)
  • Bowl Moderators (pending IAC approval): – $155
  • NHB Moderators (pending IAC approval): – $95
  • USHB/NSB/NGB/NAB Moderators (pending IAC approval): – $50