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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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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

June 1, 2021

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, 2021. Please read this page for more details on writing positions.

June 1, 2021

You Gotta Know These Countries Once Known by Different Names

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten countries with notable name changes.

May 30, 2021

Barrington Wins the 2021 HSNCT

Congratulations to Barrington High School (Barrington, Illinois) for winning the 2021 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament! University Laboratory High School (Urbana, Illinois) was second; Detroit Country Day School (Beverly Hills, Michigan) was third; and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, Virginia) was fourth. 224 teams competed.

May 2, 2021

Churchill Wins the 2021 MSNCT

Congratulations to Winston Churchill Middle School (Carmichael, California) for winning the 2021 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! Longfellow Middle School (Falls Church, Virginia) was second; Burleigh Manor Middle School (Ellicott City, Maryland) was third; and Stanford Online (Redwood City, California) was fourth. 112 teams competed.

April 25, 2021

Arin Parsa Wins 2021 MS IPNCT Title

Congratulations to Arin Parsa (Stanford Online High School, Redwood City, California) for winning the 2021 NAQT Middle School Individual Player National Championship Tournament!

April 25, 2021

Westmont and St. Mark's Win SSNCT Titles

Congratulations to the champions of the 2021 Small School National Championship Tournament: in the Traditional Public Schools Divsion, Westmont (Illinois); in the Open Division, St. Mark's School of Texas A. Complete team and individual statistics are now available.