International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that the 2020 Middle School and Elementary School National Championships of the US Academic Bee and Bowl will be held on June 12-15, 2020 (Friday through Monday) at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, next to Chicago. The US Academic Bee will take place on June 12-14 and the US Academic Bowl will take place on June 15 in its entirety.

2020 NATIONALS SCHEDULE
A current schedule of events * and their start times at International Academic Competitions’ 2020 Middle & Elementary School National Championships, including the National History Bee and Bowl, is now available for download here.
* = This version is up to date as of January 15, 2020. IAC reserves the right to make slight adjustments to the schedule in the lead up to Nationals if it is in the best interests of the tournament. However, if changes are made, they will be minor, and will not affect travel plans that people will have already made.

Registration has not opened yet but will be available here beginning in February 2020. Registering implies acceptance of the following policies:

OFFICIAL HOTEL POLICY: Staying at the official hotel is required for all students and families coming from outside a 3 hour driving radius per Google Maps.

Official Hotel
Hyatt Regency O’Hare – rooms are $149 (king) or $159 (double / double) – Rooms must be booked through this special booking link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHIRO/G-BEBO. If you prefer booking by calling Hyatt, please give them this group name: 2020 International Academic Competitions. 

OFFICIAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS REFUND POLICY:

1. Refund requested on or before May 27 (registration deadline) – refunded in full minus $25 processing fee.
2. Refund requested between May 27 and June 4 – 50% refund
3. Refund requested after June 4 – no refund

Nationals will be held together with the National Championships of the National History Bee and Bowl, the National Science BeeNational Humanities Bee, and the Middle School and Elementary School National Championships of the US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee.

Costs of Individual Events
$140 – National History Bee
$140 – National Science Bee
$125 – US Academic Bee
$85 – US Geography Championships (overlaps with National Humanities Bee; a student can’t compete in both)
$85 – International Geography Bee
$55 – National Humanities Bee (overlaps with US Geography Championships; a student can’t compete in both)
$20 – Any one of the 6 history (Women’s History, African-American History, Latin American History, Asian History, Military History, and Historical Geography) or 3 science (Biology, Earth Science, Ecology and Environmental Science) exams on offer

Costs of Team Events
$460 – National History Bowl – (6 rounds guaranteed) – team of at least 3 players *
$360 – National History Bowl – 2 person team
$260 – National History Bowl – solo student team
$520 – US Academic Bowl – (8 rounds guaranteed) – team of at least 3 players *
$420 – US Academic Bowl – 2 person team
$320 – US Academic Bowl – solo student team

* There are no caps on the sizes of teams at Nationals, but of course no more than four students can play at any given time on a team. Teams may carry as many substitute players as they wish.

No discounts are available for bringing buzzers. If your school is interested in providing experienced coaches as readers at Nationals, please contact david@iacompetitions.com to inquire about possible reader discounts, which will be handled on a case by case basis.

You can find more details about how to qualify here.

Thanks, and good luck in qualifying! We hope to see you at Nationals in June!

 

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Report on 2019 Nationals

International Academic Competitions was pleased to welcome players and their supporters to the 2019 Middle School and Elementary School National Championships held on June 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, next to Chicago.

Congratulations to our Champions!

National History Bowl – Middle School – Daniel Wright Junior High School, Lincolnshire, Illinois
National History Bowl – Elementary – Challenger School – Almaden, San Jose, California
US Academic Bowl – Middle School – Burleigh Manor Middle School A, Ellicott City, Maryland
US Academic Bowl – Elementary – Challenger School – Almaden, San Jose, California

Eighth Grade

National History Bee – Vaibhav Rangan, Joaquin Miller Middle School, San Jose, California
US Academic Bee – Aadit Juneja, Aptakisic Junior High School, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
National Science Bee – Darryl Wang, Middlesex Middle School, Darien, Connecticut
National Humanities Bee – Owen Farra, STL Patriots, St. Louis, Missouri
International Geography Bee – Rishabh Wuppalapati, Daniel Wright Junior High School, Lincolnshire, Illinois
US Geography Olympiad – Arnav Dharmagadda, Russell Middle School, Russell, Kentucky

Seventh Grade

National History Bee – Daniel Figueroa, Ransom Everglades School, Miami, Florida
US Academic Bee – Rohan Ganeshan, Quest Academy, Palatine, Illinois
National Science Bee – Akshansh Chuahan, Daniel Wright Junior High School, Lincolnshire, Illinois
National Humanities Bee – Rohan Ganeshan, Quest Academy, Palatine, Illinois
International Geography Bee – Kaylan Patel, Windermere Preparatory School, Windermere, Florida
US Geography Olympiad – Ashrith Reddy, Baker Middle School, Corpus Christi, Texas

Sixth Grade

National History Bee – Arin Parsa, Challenger School – Almaden, San Jose, California
US Academic Bee – Arin Parsa, Challenger School – Almaden, San Jose, California
National Science Bee – Joshua Wang, Wisconsin Hills Middle School, Brookfield, Wisconsin
National Humanities Bee – Arin Parsa, Challenger School – Almaden, San Jose, California
International Geography Bee – Vaibhav Hariram, Mills Park Middle School, Cary, North Carolina
US Geography Olympiad – Jishnu Nayak, Peter Hansen Elementary School, Mountain House, California

Elementary School (Fifth Grade and Younger)

National History Bee – Marc Lindemann, Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School, Miller Place, New York
US Academic Bee – Shounak Bhindwale, Henry P. Mohr Elementary School, Pleasanton, California
National Science Bee – Vishnu Mangipudi, Homeschooled, Bellevue, Washington
National Humanities Bee – Mary Mantel, Saint Agnes School, Saint Paul, Minnesota
International Geography Bee – Pranavkrishna Bharanidharan, California Montessori Project, Carmichael, California
US Geography Olympiad – Roman Gagliardi, Hindley Elementary, Darien, Connecticut

You may visit nhbbstats.com/msnats to get the preliminary round statistics for each of the Bees, but they are also found in the links below. Please note that the Science Bee preliminary statistics are not complete on that page. You can find the full Science Bee results in the sheet linked below.

Academic Bee

History Bee

Humanities Bee

Geography Bee

Science Bee

US Geography Olympiad

Complete statistics for the History Bowl and Academic Bowl are below:

History Bowl

Academic Bowl

Nationals Complete Schedule

History Bowl Tournament Structure

Academic Bowl Tournament Structure

Nationals Prizes