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

July 1, 2019

NAQT Welcomes New Member Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson has accepted an offer of membership in NAQT. Jason, the former coach at Samuel V. Noe Middle School (Louisville, KY), has been a writer and editor for NAQT since 2013 and provides audiovisual support for our national championships. We look forward to working with him on many future tournaments!

July 1, 2019

2020 HSNCT and IPNCT dates and sites

NAQT is pleased to announce the dates and locations for our 2020 High School National Championship Tournament and Individual Player National Championship Tournament. The 2020 IPNCT will take place Sunday, April 5 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. The 2020 HSNCT will take place Friday-Monday, May 23-25, at the Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

July 1, 2019

You Gotta Know These Ancient Greek Places

Our latest You Gotta Know article teaches you about nine important places in ancient Greek history.

June 28, 2019

Partnership with the Indiana Association of School Principals

NAQT is pleased to announce that the Indiana Association of School Principals will be adding quiz bowl to the set of academic competitions in which it conducts state championships, beginning in 2019–2020. The IASP will run area tournaments throughout the state on January 25, 2020 using an NAQT Introductory Invitational Series question set. The area tournaments are qualifiers for the state championship, which will occur on a date and in a location to be announced, using an Invitational Series set. High school tournaments (including leagues and other events) run by high schools in Indiana during 2019–2020 will receive free questions (regardless of whether the school’s principal is an IASP member).

June 1, 2019

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 have turned 18 on or prior to their date of application. Please read this page for more details on writing positions.