Register for Our Mailing List and a Sponsor Login

Here is a link to access the form that is used to create an International Academic Competitions Sponsor Profile. This form should be filled out by a parent, teacher, administrator, homeschool coordinator, or other adult who will be responsible for overseeing the participation of a student or group of students who will be competing in the National Science Bee this academic year. You must create a Sponsor Profile before you can register for the different stages of the Bee.

Mailing List & Sponsor Registration

Regional Finals Event Registration

Registration for the National Science Bee Regional Finals is now open for students who have qualified through the Online Regional Qualifying Exam. Click here to access the Regional Finals registration. Qualification for Regional Finals is based on student scores on the ORQE which will not be made public. Students who qualify for the Regional Finals have been notified through their sponsors. If registration does not fill for a particular region, then additional students may be notified at a later point in time prior to that particular region’s Regional Finals. Once a Regional Final’s field cap has been reached, registration for that location will be closed, and there will be no further opportunity to register for that location. Registration for each Regional Final will close either when the field cap has been reached or at a given point prior to the date of that Regional Final. IAC reserves the right to open or close registrations at any time.

Register for Regional Finals

National Championships Registration Now Open!

Registration for all Nationals events, including the National Science Bee, is available at this link but please read the following before proceeding further! Registering implies acceptance of the following policies:

OFFICIAL HOTEL POLICY: Staying at an official hotel is required for all students and families coming from outside a 3 hour driving radius per Google Maps. We currently have room blocks at 2 official hotels, though the block where the competition is taking place, the Hyatt Regency, O’Hare, is basically sold out (you can try reserving rooms, but they are likely to only be available if someone cancels at this point).

Official Hotels (updated on April 13 with new hotel block at the Hilton)
You must use the links below to book rooms per our policy; other methods of booking are not valid and may lead to your child not being able to compete!

1. Hyatt Regency O’Hare – rooms are $145 (king) or $155 (double / double) – Rooms must be booked through this link (note that this block is likely to be sold out)
2. Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport – rooms are $154 (both king and double/double – please reserve a king room if you can, as we have a limited number of rooms with 2 double beds, and we are trying to keep those for families planning on having 3 or 4 people stay in a room) – Rooms must be booked through this link (note that this website may say National History BN Bowl or something like that, but rest assured it is the valid link for all competitions, including the National Science Bee). Free shuttles will be available to bring students and families from this hotel to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare where the National Championships are taking place.

If these blocks fill up, we will continue to secure additional blocks at nearby hotels.


For further questions, please email