2016 National Geographic Bee

2016 National Geographic Bee

Available to Public Television Stations beginning May 28, 2016

State Geographic Bee Winners from across the country will compete for the National Bee Title and scholarships at the 2016 National Geographic Bee, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 22 - 25, 2016.

First prize is a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second- and third-place finishers receive $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively. 

The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 4 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, U.S. Atlantic & Pacific territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.

The preliminary rounds of the national contest will take place on Monday, May 23rd.  The top 10 finalists will each win $500 and advance to the final round on Wednesday, May 25th which will be moderated by American humorist, journalist and actor Mo Rocca. 

The final competition will be available for stations to air beginning Saturday, May 28 and offered during two feeds on Friday, May 27th from 1400-1500/HD05 and again at 1630-1730/HD05.


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2016 State Finalists List

2016 Promo:  15 sec HD Promo

2015 Promo:  15 sec HD Promo 


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From the 2015 National Geographic Bee

Top10onStage - THUMB.jpgTop 10 On StageTop10_post_prelim - THUMB.jpgTop 10
NatGeoGeoBee2015_Finals_4 - THUMB.jpgHost Soledad O'Brien & FinalistsNatGeoGeoBee2015_Finals_5  THUMB.jpgCongratulating the Winners!
NatGeoGeoBee2015_Finals_1 - THUMB.jpgNat Geo Bee FinalsNatGeoGeoBee2015_Finals_2 - THUMB.jpgNat Geo Bee Finals
NatGeoGeoBee2015_Finals_3 - THUMB.jpgNat Geo Bee FinalsNatGeoGeoBee2015_Finals_6 - THUMB.jpgNat Geo Bee Finals
2015 State Bee Champs - THUMB.jpg2015 State Bee Champs 


Logo & Host Images: 

National Geographic Bee Logo  Mo_Rocca_w_Map-THUMB.jpg
 Nat Geo Bee Logo (.jpg) Host - Mo Rocca (.jpg)