What is the Iowa Knowledgebowl (IKB)?

For over 20 years the IKB has been conducting a Knowledge Bowl competition for central Iowa students. The online test serves as the qualification exams for the AEA district’s fall high school competition held in October and the spring’s junior high quiz bowl competitions usually held in April.

Teams sign up and compete on line by taking a timed exam as a team. This exam can be completed over a 4-6 week period as individual schedules allow. Once all of the teams have completed the online portion of the competition, the top twelve teams in each division proceed to DMACC campus in Ankeny, Iowa for a head to head competition for the top three places.

The divisions for the Iowa High School KB competition are divided up into two categories. Large School and Small School divisions. Where your school falls depends on a series of metrics that are used to determine the division placement.

The two divisions for the Iowa Junior High KB competition are divided up into 7th graders and 8th graders. 6th Graders have entered teams in the past but they are competing against 7th graders. A 6th grader can be on a 7th grade team. A 7th grader can be on an 8th grade team but an 8th grader cannot be on a 7th grade team.

Who runs the Iowa Knowledgebowl?

The Iowa Knowledge Bowl is run by Ed Kaizer (Director), Volunteers and Iowans who used to take part in their own knowledge bowl competitions back in the day. Please reach out by email to iowaknowledgebowl@gmail.com for more information or feel free to call Ed Kaizer at 515-291-6097.

What is the Spring 2020 Challenge?

As the world changed around us these last few weeks and the COVID-19 pandemic escalated, the state of Iowa is under a Public Health Disaster Emergency, which includes a directive that all gatherings of more than 10 people be cancelled or moved online until the declaration is lifted.

Thus, we want to provide online testing for you in a fun format - the weekly IKB Spring Challenge!

Anyone who signs up for our Spring Challenge will be able to take part in a weekly 75 question competition. At the end of the week, we will publish a leaderboard so you can see how you did.

We are working to add additional tests to make it an ongoing competition that could happen twice a week. Check back here for updates and details as they develop.


Who can compete in the Spring 2020 Challenge?

This competition is challenging and we hope you find it fun...therefore...it is open to everyone! (Not Just Iowans.) If you know of a teacher or student in another state, feel free to share the www.iowakb.com site and have your friends join the competition. Our intention is to post scores once each competition has ended. A competition is a stand alone event. If you miss one competition you can still participate in the next one.

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