International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that this year students who feel up to the challenge, or want extra practice, are also invited to sign up and compete at the Junior Varsity Level in our High School History and Geography Bee Leagues. 

Each Bee League will be played over the course of five weeks and will start in October, January and February respectively. Matches will take place on weekday evenings at 7:00pm or 8:00pm, depending on the league.

Registration Form to play in High School (Junior Varsity) History Bee Events: (if paying by card) (if paying by check)

Click here for a full schedule of events Middle/Elementary students can play in the Fall.

Details about Online Bee Leagues

International Geography Bee

Younger students who feel up to the challenge have the opportunity to compete in the High School Fall History Bees at the junior varsity level. The International Geography Bee will begin play on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 and will end on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020. Registration will close on Sunday, October 18th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Matches will be played on Wednesday evenings at 7pm EST.  There will be three guaranteed prelim rounds of 30 questions on Weeks 1, 2 and 3. Semi-Finals (if needed) will be played on Week 4 and Finals on Week 5.

Nationals Qualification

The top 60% of students, according to prelim rank, in each age division will qualify for the International Geography Bee at 2021 High School Nationals and the top 30% to the International Geography Bee World Championships. This qualification method is in addition to the qualification exam, which will still be offered.

Cost

Geography Bee League Registrations will cost $30 per student. Payments can be made in the form of a check or online with a credit card. Registration forms can be found here: (if paying by card) (if paying by check)

US History and World History Bee League

Younger students who feel up to the challenge have the opportunity to compete in the High School Fall History Bees at the junior varsity level. These Bees run on our high school level questions and consist of 3 rounds of thirty questions each. Playing in these leagues will not qualify a student for the National History Bee, unless they advance to semi-finals in the Junior Varsity Division.

The World History Bee will begin play on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 and will end on Thursday, November 12th, 2020. Registration will close on Sunday, October 18th at 11:59pm Eastern Time. There will be three guaranteed prelim rounds of 30 questions on Weeks 1, 2 and 3. Semi-Finals (if needed) will be played on Week 4 and Finals on Week 5.

Questions used will largely mirror those of a normal C Set Bee, but with less of a focus on US History. Matches will be played on Thursday evenings at 7pm EST.

The US History Bee will begin play on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 and will end on Thursday, November 12th, 2020. Registration will close on Sunday, October 18th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Questions used will largely mirror those of a normal C Set Bee (novice high school level) in terms of difficulty, but will exclusively focus on US History. Matches will be played on Thursday evenings after the World History Bee matches at 8pm EST.

Cost

High School Bee League Registrations will cost $30 per student per event. Payments can be made in the form of a check or online with a credit card. Registration forms can be found here: (if paying by card) (if paying by check). Please make sure to select “Middle Schooler Playing in Junior Varsity Division” when registering.

All questions should be directed to league@iacompetitions.com.