Beestar National Competition (BNC)

Ages:Elementary

Types:Exam, Submission

Category:General Knowledge

Scope:National

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Growing fast in popularity, Beestar National Competition (BNC) is the most convenient way for grade school students to participate in a national contest. Never before could students use their flexible spare time to take part in such a significant event.

BNC is an online competition designed to bring students nationwide together to solve interesting problems and have fun competing with one another. Based on the widely accepted school curricula, it is open to students of all states and all skill levels. BNC is also a great way for parents to see how their kids are doing beyond their local school district.

  • BNC is online. Each competition has two rounds that are each worth 80 points, for a total of 160 points. Each round has 4 exams worth 20 points each.

  • In the competition week, the competition starts on Monday and ends on Thursday night at 11:59 p.m.

  • Round 1 is the Dash Round (80 points). It consists of 4 exams focusing on the fundamentals. Each exam of the Dash Round has 10 questions worth two points each. Students have a window of 2 days—all day Monday and Tuesday—to complete the Dash Round. We recommend allocating about 60 minutes for these 4 exams.

  • Round 2 is the Spark Round (80 points). It consists of 4 exams of interesting and challenging problems. Each exam of the Spark Round has 5 questions worth 4 points each. Students have a window of 2 days—all day Wednesday and Thursday—to complete the Spark Round. We recommend allocating about 60 minutes for these 4 exams.

  • In each round, students can work on the 4 exams any time within the 2-day window. Each exam will be timed individually starting from when the student opens it. On average, each exam takes less than 15 minutes. If an exam is not submitted within 30 minutes, the session will time out and that exam will not be counted.

  • Important to note: Students should work on the exams in the given order because some later questions may be based on the context of previous ones.

  • The competition rankings are based on a student's accuracy scores. If two scores are tied, speed is the tie-breaker.

  • On Saturday, participants will see competition scores, percentiles, and statistical data in their accounts. The top students in the competition will be recognized and honored on the competition result page.

Beestar system ranks students by the total score of the 2 rounds. The full score is 160, as each round is worth 80 points. The total time serves as a tie-breaker. We award the top 80 students medals: 20 gold medals, 20 silver medals, and 40 bronze medals. We also have honorable mentions for those with fairly good scores. In case there are significantly more students with high scores, we may award more medals proportionally.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://beestar.org/exam?cmd=natl_cp&type=intro

Managing Organization: Beestar Education

Contact:

info@beestar.org

Entry Fee: $8

Eligibility:
Beestar National Competition is open to all students who have internet access.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Growing fast in popularity, Beestar National Competition (BNC) is the most convenient way for grade school students to participate in a national contest. Never before could students use their flexible spare time to take part in such a significant event.

BNC is an online competition designed to bring students nationwide together to solve interesting problems and have fun competing with one another. Based on the widely accepted school curricula, it is open to students of all states and all skill levels. BNC is also a great way for parents to see how their kids are doing beyond their local school district.

Process

  • BNC is online. Each competition has two rounds that are each worth 80 points, for a total of 160 points. Each round has 4 exams worth 20 points each.

  • In the competition week, the competition starts on Monday and ends on Thursday night at 11:59 p.m.

  • Round 1 is the Dash Round (80 points). It consists of 4 exams focusing on the fundamentals. Each exam of the Dash Round has 10 questions worth two points each. Students have a window of 2 days—all day Monday and Tuesday—to complete the Dash Round. We recommend allocating about 60 minutes for these 4 exams.

  • Round 2 is the Spark Round (80 points). It consists of 4 exams of interesting and challenging problems. Each exam of the Spark Round has 5 questions worth 4 points each. Students have a window of 2 days—all day Wednesday and Thursday—to complete the Spark Round. We recommend allocating about 60 minutes for these 4 exams.

  • In each round, students can work on the 4 exams any time within the 2-day window. Each exam will be timed individually starting from when the student opens it. On average, each exam takes less than 15 minutes. If an exam is not submitted within 30 minutes, the session will time out and that exam will not be counted.

  • Important to note: Students should work on the exams in the given order because some later questions may be based on the context of previous ones.

  • The competition rankings are based on a student's accuracy scores. If two scores are tied, speed is the tie-breaker.

  • On Saturday, participants will see competition scores, percentiles, and statistical data in their accounts. The top students in the competition will be recognized and honored on the competition result page.

Criteria

Beestar system ranks students by the total score of the 2 rounds. The full score is 160, as each round is worth 80 points. The total time serves as a tie-breaker. We award the top 80 students medals: 20 gold medals, 20 silver medals, and 40 bronze medals. We also have honorable mentions for those with fairly good scores. In case there are significantly more students with high scores, we may award more medals proportionally.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://beestar.org/exam?cmd=natl_cp&type=intro

Managing Organization: Beestar Education

Contact:

info@beestar.org

Entry Fee: 8

Eligibility:
Beestar National Competition is open to all students who have internet access.

Deadlines

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