The National History Bee is an academic competition for elementary and middle school students that tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics. The competition is divided into three distinct stages:
Stage 1: An optional Intramural Bee and a mandatory Online Regional Qualifying Exam which students take at school or home, under the supervision of a Sponsor.
Stage 2: The top students from the ORQE compete travel to one the 35 buzzer competitions across the United States called the Regional Finals.
Stage 3: The top finishers from the Regional Finals are eligible to advance to the National Finals and compete for the title of National History Bee Champion!
There are two ways to register:
School Registration: for any group of students such as a school, family, or homeschool association (Registration Fee — $150)
Individual Registration: for any eligible student who is not otherwise participating under a School Registration (Registration Fee — $75)
Registration Deadline– January 16, 2015
Both School and Individual Registrations should be completed by an adult Sponsor who will proctor Stage 1 and serve as a contact for Stages 2 and 3.
(Stage 1 – optional) Intramural Bee– October 15, 2014 – January 16, 2015
(Stage 1) Online Regional Qualifying Exam – January 5 – January 23, 2015
(Stage 2) Regional Finals – February – April
(Stage 3) National Finals – May 22-24, 2015 (Louisville, KY)