About the National History Bowl

The National History Bowl is a buzzer-based history quiz competition for teams of students throughout the USA. More information about the National History Bee, including participation in the 2020-2021 academic year, can be found at historybowl.com/events/history-bowl.

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All times listed are Eastern Time

Saturday 5/15 12:00pm-5:00pm Rounds 1-5
Saturday 5/15 6:00pm-9:00pm Rounds 6-8
Sunday 5/16 12:00pm-3:00pm Rounds 9-11
Sunday 5/16 4:00pm-7:00pm Rounds 12-14


Download the PDF below for a complete set of the rules for the 2021 National Championships of the National History Bowl.

Rules (PDF Format)

Playoff Advancement & Structure

Click below to access the 2021 National History Bowl Playoff Structures for each division.

Playoff Structure

2020 Final Results

Varsity Champion – Adlai Stevenson HS, Lincolnshire, IL

JV Champion – Team MB A, Silver Spring, MD

2019 Champions

  • Varsity Division: Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek (Ohio)
  • Junior Varsity Division: Hunter College High School, New York (New York)

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