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?

Learn how your team can qualify for NAQT’s national championships.

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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

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.

October 4, 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 1, 2018

You Gotta Know These Dutch Paintings

Our latest You Gotta Know article teaches you about ten famous paintings by Dutch masters.

September 20, 2018

Outreach Grants

NAQT is now accepting proposals for $1,000 grants designed to help members of the quiz bowl community expand the game in their area. Proposals are due by October 15, 2018.

September 5, 2018

Thumbs Up! for Fine Arts

The latest entries in NAQT’s line of subject-specific practice question compilations, Thumbs Up! for Fine Arts, is now available. There are two sets available at each of three difficulty levels; each set costs $15 and contains 90 tossups and 90 bonuses. NAQT has also released eight new all-tossup sets of Thumbs Up! for History at various difficulty levels.