The International History Bee and Bowl (IHBB) are two academic quiz competitions with a history focus (the Bee is for individual students, the Bowl is for teams) that are held throughout Europe and around the world each school year. Founded in 2010, IHBB organizes events now in over 50 countries, including the annual European Championships and the biennial International History Olympiad(next held in 2025) and International Geography Championships (next held in 2024). IHBB is administered by International Academic Competitions, an organization that oversees competitions for over 100,000 students around the world each year.
For the 2023-2024 school year, we will be running in-person tournaments at approximately 20 sites throughout Europe, as well as three online tournaments for schools who are unable to attend in-person tournaments. We will use three separate sets of questions; schools can thus attend up to three tournaments as long as the questions are different. We are also organizing regional tournaments now for the International Science Bee and International Geography Bee for which students can qualify for the European Championships in those subjects. Alternatively students can also qualify for the European Championships in the Science Bee and the Geography Bee by taking the Qualifying Exams in these subjects which are given during the lunch breaks at in-person History Bee and Bowl regional tournaments.