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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

November 9, 2018

2019 SSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details

NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2019 Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), which will be held May 3–5, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago.

November 7, 2018

Science Championship to use NAQT Questions

NAQT is proud to have been selected as the source of questions for the inaugural Science Championship to be held as part of the Science World Fair run by Academic Competition Enterprises (ACE). To familiarize players, parents, and sponsors with the style of questions to be used, NAQT will be distributing six free promotional packets in the coming weeks. People interested in receiving those packets may sign up on our website.

November 1, 2018

You Gotta Know These Works of Russian Short Fiction

Our latest You Gotta Know article teaches you about ten important works of Russian short stories, novellas, and short novels.

November 1, 2018

Eligibility and Qualification Changes

For the 2018–2019 competition year, NAQT has made a number of relatively minor changes to its eligibility rules and rules governing qualification for some national championships.

October 25, 2018

Statement on Mathew Laird

NAQT wanted to clarify the context of quotes provided to a journalist about NAQT's relationship to Mathew Laird, a former question-writer and tournament volunteer recently arrested on charges of child pornography.

October 22, 2018

Follow-Up Statement on Tournament Safety and Responding to Allegations of Misconduct

NAQT's mission is to run the nation's premier quiz bowl championships, not only in terms of question quality and logistics, but also in terms of the well-being of all participants. We would like to summarize the changes that have been—and will be—made to further our goal of ensuring that quiz bowl is a safe, welcoming, and respectful activity.