About the National History Bowl

The National History Bowl is a buzzer-based history quiz competitions for teams of students throughout the USA. More information about the National History Bowl, including participation in the 2020-2021 academic year, can be found at nationalhistorybee.com/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 Round 6-8
Sunday 5/16 12:00pm – 3:00 pm Rounds 9-11


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 Qualification

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

Playoff Structure

2020 Final Results

Middle School Champion: Team History Scholars, San Jose, CA

Elementary School Champion: Centennial Lane ES A, Ellicott City, MD

2019 Champions

  • Middle School Division: Daniel Wright Junior High School, Lincolnshire (Illinois)

  • Elementary Division: Challenger Almaden, San Jose (California)

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