The costs of the 2022 International History Olympiad will be posted below once registration opens in August 2021. The expected cost for the Olympiad will be between $1900 and $2000 USD (includes all meals, accommodations, and programs with the exception of several optional field trips) for the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School Divisions. For the Elementary Division, the costs will be closer to $1500-$1600, as this will not include accommodations or breakfast (it will include lunch and dinner though).
There is some financial aid available through other measures such as being a parent volunteer at IAC events or by becoming a question writer (if you are in high school and have been competing at a high level for at least two years). IAC can also provide advice on how to fundraise (e.g. we can prepare a fundraiser packet for you to help find donors in your community and provide quiz questions and instructions for running a quiz night as a fundraiser – you can easily raise up to $500 or more this way) and assist with press releases that can help you get noticed by people and businesses who might support you. We can also provide an official letter of qualification that you can use for a www.gofundme.com campaign to support your registration fees and travel costs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of these methods.
Remember also that if you are within a 10 hour drive of Quebec City (this includes the majority of the population of Canada and about 60 million people in the northeast USA) that carpooling may significantly reduce travel costs.
There is no cost to be an Official Spectator, though for certain field trips, there will also be charges if IAC handles the transportation and payments.
Events in the Collegiate Division will be paid for on an a la carte basis. Costs will range from $15 to $80 for individual events depending on the number of rounds, and $125 to $375 for the History Bowl team event depending on how many people are on a team. There will likely be discounts available for providing a reader or readers as well.
1. Payments will be accepted by the following methods: US $ denominated check, Credit card via Paypal (fees apply), Wire transfer (fees apply), Flywire (for payments from outside the USA only) – has slightly lower fees than Paypal or wire transfers.
2. An invoice will be provided upon registration with payment instructions; if desired, a receipt can be issued as well.