The International History Bee and Bowl and The National History Bee and Bowl are delighted to announce that the 2nd International History Olympiad will be held at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu from July 17, 2016-July 24, 2016! See for a full announcement.

All attending students must arrive on a flight that is scheduled to land by 11:59pm on July 17. The official Olympiad events will then begin early on the morning of July 18. The Olympiad will conclude with our closing ceremonies on the deck of the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor on the morning of July 24. Students should not book a flight home before 11:30am on July 24; if they need to stay the night of the 24th in Hawaii and fly out on July 25, that will be possible for an extra night’s surcharge and we will make arrangements for that for anyone interested.
By February 15 we will also obtain a group rate for rooms through July 31 at a beach hotel or hotels in Waikiki for any students and families wishing to extend their stay and vacation in Hawaii. Olympiad staff will organize several optional events on July 25 and July 26, including quiz tournaments for students and their families to be played on Waikiki Beach. The vacation extension does not have a set length; you are welcome to leave on any date.

Information on Olympiad program details and costs will be finalized by the end of February. Registration will open by March 1 and will run through at least June 20, though for students who live outside the lower 48 US states, the Olympiad Qualifying Exam registration is now open. Please note that after 2016, the Olympiad will become a biennial event, and the next Olympiad will then be held in Europe or Asia in 2018. For further questions on all aspects of the Olympiad, contact