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.

Learn more about quiz bowl

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.

Host a tournament

Want to compete in a national championship?

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

How to qualify

What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

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.

June 1, 2019

You Gotta Know These Circuit Components

Our latest You Gotta Know article teaches you about thirteen components that are often used in electric circuits.

May 26, 2019

Congratulations to Beavercreek, 2019 HSNCT Champions!

Congratulations to Beavercreek High School of Beavercreek, Ohio, for winning the 2019 High School National Championship Tournament! University Laboratory High School (Urbana, Illinois) finished second; Chattahoochee High School (Johns Creek, Georgia) was third; and Adlai E. Stevenson High School (Lincolnshire, Illinois) was fourth. 336 teams attended.

May 12, 2019

Hunter Wins the 2019 MSNCT

Congratulations to Hunter College High School A (New York, New York) for winning the 2019 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! Churchill A (Carmichael, California) was second; Hopkins (Fremont, California) was third; and Liberty (Madison, Alabama) was fourth. 176 teams attended.

May 5, 2019

Glasgow, Miami Valley, and Middlesboro Win SSNCT Titles

Congratulations to Glasgow A (Kentucky), the (three-peating) champion of the Traditional Public Schools Division of the 2019 Small School National Championship Tournament; Miami Valley (Ohio), the champion of the Open Division; and Middlesboro (Kentucky), the Very Small School champion!

May 1, 2019

Quiz Bowl, Outreach, and Social Media

NAQT has recently received a number of suggestions, questions, and concerns related to quiz bowl, outreach, and social media. We are grateful for the feedback posted several comments and responses.