International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that the 2020 Middle School and Elementary School National Championships of the National Science Bee will be held on June 12-15, 2020 (Friday through Monday) at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, next to Chicago. The National Science Bee will take place on June 14 and 15.

Registration is not opened yet. Registering implies acceptance of the following policies:

OFFICIAL HOTEL POLICY: Staying at the official hotel is required for all students and families coming from outside a 3 hour driving radius per Google Maps.

Official Hotel
Hyatt Regency O’Hare – rooms are $149 (king) or $159 (double / double) – Rooms must be booked through this special booking link: If you prefer booking by calling Hyatt, please give them this group name: 2020 International Academic Competitions. 



1. Refund requested on or before May 22 (registration deadline) – refunded in full minus $25 processing fee.
2. Refund requested between May 23 and May 31 – 50% refund
3. Refund requested after May 31 – no refund

Nationals will be held together with the National Championships of US Academic Bee and Bowl, the National Humanities Bee, and the Middle School and Elementary School National Championships of the National History Bee and Bowl, US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee.


Costs of Individual Events at Nationals
$140 – National Science Bee
$140National History Bee
$120 – US Academic Bee
$85 – US Geography Olympiad (overlaps with National Humanities Bee; a student can’t compete in both)
$85 – International Geography Bee
$50 – National Humanities Bee (overlaps with US Geography Olympiad; a student can’t compete in both) 

Costs of Team Events at Nationals
$450 – National History Bowl – (6 rounds guaranteed) – team of at least 3 players *
$350 – National History Bowl – 2 person team
$250 – National History Bowl – solo student team
$500 – US Academic Bowl – (8 rounds guaranteed) – team of at least 3 players *
$400 – US Academic Bowl – 2 person team
$300 – US Academic Bowl – solo student team

* There are no caps on the sizes of teams at Nationals, but of course no more than four students can play at any given time on a team. Teams may carry as many substitute players as they wish.

No discounts are available for bringing buzzers. If your school is interested in providing experienced coaches as readers at Nationals, please contact to inquire about possible reader discounts, which will be handled on a case by case basis.

Students will qualify for the National Championships in the National Science Bee based on their finish at the Regional Finals. The top 50% of students at Regional Finals in each age division of the National Science Bee will qualify for Nationals. For further questions, please contact

Thanks, and good luck in qualifying! We hope to see you at Nationals in June!



Congratulations to the 2019 National Science Bee National Champions!
8th Grade Division: Darryl Wang, Middlesex Middle School, Darien, CT
7th Grade Division: Akshansh Chuahan, Daniel Wright Junior High School, Lincolnshire, IL
6th Grade Division: Joshua Wang, Wisconsin Hills Middle School, Brookfield, WI
Elementary School Division: Vishnu Mangipudi, Homeschool, Bellevue, WA

Preliminary round and playoff round results for all students are available through the spreadsheets here. Please note there are different tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheets by which you can access the age division and rounds that you are looking for.