Annually, more than 2,600 Missouri students in
grades 6-12 participate in local and regional competitions throughout
the state, with more than 600 advancing to the state contest at the
University of Missouri-Columbia in April. This year's theme is "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events." The state contest will be held on April 20, 2013 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Each June, 60-70 Missouri students compete with more than 2,800 of the
best and brightest from across America at the national contest in
College Park, Maryland. The national contest will be held June 9-13,
2013 at the University of Maryland, College Park.