The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2018 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.
School Bees have ended and school champions who qualify for the State Bee will be notified by March 2. State Bees will take place in every state, and the District of Columbia, on April 6.
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.