What is quiz bowl?

Quiz bowl is a fast-paced buzzer competition in which teams of four players compete to answer questions that cover academic subjects like literature and science as well as the broader world of popular culture and current events.

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Want to host an NAQT tournament?

Learn how to host an NAQT tournament and use our registration system to help plan and keep track of teams.

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Want to compete in a national championship?

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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

June 5, 2023

Game-Recording Editor Job Posting

NAQT is seeking a person or persons for the position of Game-Recording Editor. This is a paid position at NAQT’s standard hourly contractor rate of at least $20.90 per hour. The Game-Recording Editor(s) will be responsible for editing NAQT’s audio recordings of games from our 2021, 2022, 2023, and future national championships for posting on NAQT’s website (and possibly elsewhere).

June 1, 2023

Writer Application Period: June 1 to July 31

NAQT will be considering contract-writer applications from June 1 until July 31. Potential writers must have a high school diploma, and must have turned 18 on or prior to October 31, 2023. Please read this page for more details about writing positions.

May 28, 2023

Barrington Wins the 2023 HSNCT

Congratulations to Barrington High School (Barrington, Illinois) for winning the 2023 High School National Championship Tournament! Buffalo Grove High School (Buffalo Grove, Illinois) was second; Detroit Country Day School (Beverly Hills, Michigan) was third; Hunter College High School (New York, New York) was fourth. 304 teams competed.

May 14, 2023

Chenery Wins the 2023 MSNCT

Congratulations to W. L. Chenery Middle School (Belmont, Massachusetts) for winning the 2023 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! River Trail Middle School (Johns Creek, Georgia) was second; Cooper Middle School (McLean, Virginia) was third; and Middlesex Middle School (Darien, Connecticut) was fourth. 160 teams competed.

April 30, 2023

Fair Grove and BASIS McLean Win SSNCT Titles

Congratulations to the champions of the 2023 Small School National Championship Tournament! Fair Grove (Missouri) won the championship in the Traditional Public Schools Division, and was also our Very Small School champion. Basis McLean A (Virginia) won the title in the Open Division.

Complete team and individual statistics are now available.

April 10, 2023

You Gotta Know These Indigenous Peoples

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten indigenous peoples.