What’s New

The Inaugural 2019-2020 National Political Science Bee

The National Political Science Bee is a new competition for students in Grades 8-12, which will test students’ knowledge of all aspects of political science. The NPSB is a two-stage competition with the Qualifying Exam and the National Championships constituting the two stages.

Affiliations

The National Political Science Bee is organized by International Academic Competitions. It is sponsored by publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and is presented in partnership with Presidential Classroom, which for over fifty years has offered bipartisan civic education programs and assisted others in designing programs for outstanding high school students.

International Academic Competitions
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Competition Stages

National Political Science Bee Qualifying Exam

The Qualifying Exam

The Qualifying Exam will be offered at all National History Bee and Bowl Varsity and Junior Varsity Level Tournaments, or students can order it from this website to have it proctored by a teacher or homeschool instructor.

National Championships

National Championships

The National Championships will take place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA on Thursday evening, April 23, 2020 in conjunction with the Varsity and JV National Championships of the National History Bee and Bowl. The National Championships will consist of three preliminary and two playoff rounds of buzzer-based competition.

Discussion Group at Nationals

Discussion Group

In between the preliminaries and playoffs of the National Championships, participating students will have the opportunity to take part in a dinner discussion group with various policy makers, politicians, members of the military and diplomatic communities, and other people who are influential in public affairs.

Register for the National Political Science Bee

Ready to test your students’ knowledge of political science and participate in this new, exciting opportunity? Sign up now! The Qualifying Exam will be offered at all National History Bee and Bowl Varsity and Junior Varsity Level Tournaments, or students can order it from this website to have it proctored by a teacher or homeschool instructor.

Register