Congratulations to our 54 state and territory champions! These amazing students will be competing in the national championship in Washington, D.C., May 20–23. National Geographic will stream the final round of the National Geographic Bee Championship here starting on May 24.
The national Bee champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society (including a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine), and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the voyage is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Second- and third-place finishers in the national competition will receive $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively.
Looking to find out who competed in your State Bee? Please visit the State Bee homepage to learn more.
Aug. 2, 2017
Early, discounted registration opens ($120); check/credit card payments accepted
Oct. 2, 2017
Oct. 2, 2017 – Feb. 2, 2018
Dec. 22, 2017 – Jan. 26, 2018
Jan. 26, 2018
Feb. 2, 2018
March 2, 2018
April 6, 2018
May 20-23, 2018
National Championship at National Geographic Society Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Which one of these funny, pet loving, and talented finalists will take the title of National Geographic Bee champion?
The Bee champs tell all about the real value of geography. Spoiler—it’s more than just maps.