Stage 2: Regional Finals

boy thinking about answer to questionThe second stage of the National History Bee is the Regional Finals.

The highest ORQE scorers in each of the 37 regions attend and compete at the Regional Finals which are organized and staffed by the National History Bee.

Students participate in several rounds of buzzer competition. The top students from each of the Regional Finals qualify to participate in the National Finals in May.

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Below is the schedule of our Regional Finals events.  Click the links below for more information.

February 14, 2015 Charlotte
February 19, 2015 Orlando
February 21, 2015 Fort Lauderdale
February 23, 2015 Baton Rouge
February 25, 2015 Houston
February 26, 2015 Austin
February 28, 2015 Dallas
March 02, 2015 Wichita
March 04, 2015 Denver
March 05, 2015 Albuquerque
March 06, 2015 Salt Lake City
March 07, 2015 Las Vegas
March 07, 2015 Phoenix
March 09, 2015 Los Angeles
March 11, 2015 San Francisco
March 14, 2015 Seattle
March 14, 2015 Portland
March 18, 2015 Minneapolis
March 19, 2015 Des Moines
March 21, 2015 Chicago North
March 23, 2015 Chicago West
March 24, 2015 St. Louis
March 25, 2015 Memphis
March 26, 2015 Nashville
March 28, 2015 Lexington
March 30, 2015 Indianapolis
April 01, 2015 Detroit
April 02, 2015 Columbus
April 06, 2015 Pittsburgh
April 08, 2015 Syracuse
April 11, 2015 Boston
April 14, 2015 Bridgeport
April 15, 2015 New York
April 18, 2015 Philadelphia
April 20, 2015 Baltimore
April 21, 2015 Washington


Format and Rules

The rules for the Regional Finals competition can be found HERE.

Geography Exam

The National History Bee has partnered with the United States Geography Olympiad and has agreed to proctor their Regional Qualifying Exam at each of the Regional Finals! The D Set exam will be free-of-charge for all Regional Finals participants and do not require any advance registration or coordination. Students who are not participating in the Regional Finals can also take the USGO National Qualifying Exam for a $20 fee. For more information, please visit

We are pleased to announce that registration is already open for the 2014-2015 National History Bee!

You are just a few clicks away from having your child or student join the intensity and fun of America's greatest history competition REGISTER HERE

Want to see sample questions? Want some suggestions on what to study? Want to see how your students would do in the National History Bee? Check our Resources Page!

    “National History Bee: Students in grades 6 through 8 in the Somerset Area School District participated in the National History Bee. From left, front row are: Caitlyn Urban, Rose Chan, Jack Hostetler, Henry Buss. Back row: Benjamin Geary, Joey Mazurkiewicz, Megan Shepley, Alexa Shaulis and Samantha Miller. Absent from the photo is Hunter Bailey. ” Read the rest Read More…