State qualifiers for the 2018 Nat Geo Bee will be notified 

by March 2, 2018.

The 2018 State Bee will be held on April 6.

The 2018 Bee will be held at the Fawcett Center at The Ohio State University, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210.
  • Check in will begin at 8:45 and the Welcome will commence at 9:15.
  • Parking passes will be available during check in or may be made available on this site in the days leading up to the Bee.
  • Due to space restrictions, only two guests may attend the preliminary round with the participant.  

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

Click for the menu for the Fawcett Cafe 

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