International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce the 2023 Northern Illinois History Bee and Bowl, taking place at Sandburg HS in Orland Park, IL on December 9, 2023! This tournament will run on our B Set of questions, and like all IAC Varsity and Junior Varsity events, is open to all students, regardless of what state they are from, as long as they have not yet played this set of questions in the 2023-2024 academic year.
To register, please fill out the form below. Preregistration closes on December 1st at 11:59 pm EST. Teams and individuals can still register with a late fee until December 4th, after which Bowl registrations are no longer guaranteed. After December 4th, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if registration is still possible. Late registration fees and policies can be found here. For further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator, Marshall Mullins at email@example.com. Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you to Orland Park in December!
Exams: During the lunch break, we will offer the National Qualifying Exams for the US Geography Championships / National Geography Bee (one exam serves to qualify students for the National Championships of both competitions), the US History Bee, the National Political Science Bee, and the National Science Bee. All exams cost $15 each.
Note for middle/elementary students: Middle and elementary school teams are welcome to participate at this tournament in the History Bowl. If there are at least 4 middle/elementary school teams that take part, a separate middle school division of the bowl will be set up. Otherwise, middle/elementary school teams will be entered in the JV division.
During the History Bee rounds, middle school students are welcome to participate in the Junior Varsity Division of the History Bee, and if they qualify, would qualify for the Varsity/JV National Championships, not the Elementary/Middle School National Championships. There is no separate division of the National History Bee at this tournament for middle/elementary school students; those students interested in competing in the National History Bee at their grade level should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule: The schedule as listed below is considered tentative, and therefore may still be subject to slight changes based on turnout until registration closes, at which point it will be confirmed. Students and teams looking for further guidance on the schedule should contact the Tournament Coordinator at email@example.com.
8:00 Doors Open, Check-In Begins
8:30 Please Arrive By This Time!
8:45 Opening Meeting
9:15 History Bowl Round 1
10:00 History Bowl Round 2
10:45 History Bowl Round 3
11:30 History Bee Opening Meeting
11:45 History Bee Round 1
12:15 History Bee Round 2
12:45 History Bee Round 3
1:15 Lunch / National Qualifying Exams for National Geography Bee/US Geography Championships, US History Bee, National Political Science Bee, and National Science Bee
2:15 History Bowl Round 4
3:00 History Bowl Round 5
3:45 History Bee Finals
4:15 History Bowl Semifinals
5:00 History Bowl Finals
- Sandburg A
- Sandburg B *