The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer alliance of advocates for high school quizbowl competition across the United States.
We run the National Scholastic Championship (NSC), an annual national high school quizbowl tournament. Additionally, PACE awards the Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors, the Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Awards for impactful members of the quizbowl community.
PACE is a 501c(3) non-profit. Your donations help us fund the NSC, college scholarships, outreach, the HSQuizbowl forums, and many other projects.
2023 National Scholastic Championship
The 2023 NSC will take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois on June 10-11, 2023. Registration is now open to all qualified teams. Teams that have not yet qualified can submit a wildcard bid to email@example.com with a link to the team’s performances this year and a brief justification.
- 2023 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Awards – Nominations Open Through 4/10The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Awards. The Cooper Awards, which recognize those who contribute to the “spirit and honor of quizbowl competition,” will be presented at the 2023 PACE National Scholastic Championship in Rosemont, Illinois on June 10-11, 2023.
- NSC 2023 Open Staff CallThe Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is in need of staff for the 2023 NSC at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, on June 10-11, 2023.
- 2023 PACE NSC Open RegistrationPACE will open registration for the 2023 NSC to all teams regardless of qualification status on March 1st, 2023.
- 2023 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial ScholarshipPACE is proud to announce the 2023 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, a one-time $2000 college scholarship for current high school seniors.
- PACE NSC Covid PolicyFor the 2023 NSC and onward, participants and attendees are not required to present proof of vaccination. As of May 22, in light of the end of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declaration, attendees at the 2023 NSC are not required to wear a mask in any tournament space. Masks are encouraged for …