More than 350 of the best high school quiz bowl teams will travel to Atlanta to compete in the National Academic Quiz Tournament high school national championship – and this year it was sponsored by LetterOne so that even more teams could participate. With LetterOne’s support, NAQT will expand the ICT to allow more schools to participate, while making a variety of other changes to improve the experience of players, coaches, and staff.
Quiz bowl is a fast-paced buzzer competition in which teams of four students compete to answer questions that require deep knowledge on subjects including literature, science, popular culture, current events and more. Slate called it “the Super Bowl of the mind.” In fact, many quiz bowl participants have gone on to be some of the fiercest competitors on Jeopardy!
About NAQT and LetterOne
National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC organizes the premier middle school, high school, community college and college national quiz bowl championships in North America. NAQT was founded in 1996 by a group of former players. Those competitors — including several national champions — are now college professors, high school teachers, lawyers, engineers, software developers, physicians and research scientists who make time to promote and improve the fast-paced question-and-answer game that was an important part of their lives. They are motivated by the desire to provide the next generation of students with more and better opportunities for competition than they themselves had.
What Is Quiz Bowl?
Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more.
The defining feature of quiz bowl is the use of a “buzzer system” that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer.
Organized quiz bowl competitions are available in most states and at grade levels from middle school up.