The Illinois State Bee will take place at Illinois State University in Normal

on April 6, 2018.

Click the Event Details for schedule information for the State Bee.

In addition to participating in your State Bee, we invite Bee students, families, and educators in Illinois to take part in an expanded day of programs and activities called National Geographic Day. Festivities will include student program demonstrations for the National Geographic GeoChallenge and Giant Map explorations as well as educator professional development workshops. More details on the full day of events will be coming soon via email.

Have you registered for the 2018 Illinois State Bee? Qualifying student and teachers who are planning to attend should register here.

The state champion will be invited to attend the National Bee in Washington, D.C., May 20-23, 2018.  For more information about the National Geographic Bee, please visit