Academic Associations

Kentucky Association for Academic Competition
KAAC is a non-profit, independent, educational service agency with over 30,000 students representing over 1200 Public and private schools participate in KAAC-sponsored events. KAAC administers the following academic events: Governor’s Cup Future Problem Solving Other FPS events: Community Problem SolvingScenario WritingIndividual FPSJunior Division FPSJV ChallengeSixth Grade Academic Showcase KAAC activities are open to all Public and nonPublic schools in Kentucky.

Kentucky Future Problem Solving
The Future Problem Solving Program (FPSP) is a nationally recognized, award winning program founded by Dr. E. Paul Torrance. The program seeks to increase an awareness for the future and encourage creativity in students of all ages. The Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) serves as the Affiliate Program for the International FPSP in Kentucky.

Future Problem Solving International
The Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) engages students in creative problem solving. Founded by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance, FPSPI stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future. FPSPI features curricular and co-curricular competitive, as well as non-competitive, activities in creative problem solving. the Future Problem Solving Program International involves over 250,000 students annually from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, and the United States.

The Kentucky Collegiate Quick Recall League
The purpose of the Kentucky Collegiate Quick Recall League is to promote amiable competition within an academic setting.  Through the academic tournament process, the KCQRL hopes to foster good will and provide a forum in which academic excellence may be rewarded throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky and surrounding areas.

National Academic Quiz Tournaments
National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC, organizes the premier high school and college national quiz bowl championships in North America. NAQT was founded in 1996 by a group of former players. Those competitors–including several national champions–are now college professors, high school teachers, lawyers, engineers, software developers, physicians, and research scientists who make time to promote and improve the fast-paced question-and-answer game that was an important part of their lives. They are motivated by the chance to provide the next generation of students with more and better opportunities for competition than they themselves had.

Internet Communities

Future Problem Solvers
The Future Problem Solvers website was started in July 2007 to serve as a news and discussion website for those involved in the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI).

Tournaments (not held by NKAL)

Nation Science Bowl
The National Science Bowl is a highly visible educational event and academic competition among teams of high school students who attend science seminars and compete in a verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math.

JV Challenge
The Student Loan People Junior Varsity Challenge is a one-day competitive opportunity.  The competition is designed for Kentucky’s ninth and tenth grade students, who sometimes are “lost” between the middle grades (6-8) and high school (9-12) Governor’s Cup Competition.  Teams compete in sections of up to 8 teams each.

Governor’s Cup
Governor’s Cup has become the state’s premier academic event, involving over 20,000 students, nearly 1200 schools, and thousands of coaches, administrators, parents and community leaders who see the rewards gained from encouraging academic performance through properly structured and professionally administered academic competition.

Sixth Grade Showcase
A one-day academic event designed to provide a competitive opportunity for Kentucky’s sixth graders, who are sometimes “lost” between elementary (4-5) and middle grades (6-8) Governor’s Cup competition. When membership is finalized, teams are grouped into sections of up to 8 teams each.

The University of Kentucky would like to invite you and your students to participate in a local competition with national recognition. TEAMS, Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science, is a unique and challenging academic program and competition that helps prepare students for tomorrow’s world ─ today. Get your students to work cooperatively and think critically.

Panasonic Academic Challenge
The Panasonic Academic Challenge is a highly academic national high school competition modeled after Florida’s statewide tournament. Each team consists of six students (four players and two alternates) and one coach. As many as six teams may compete against each other in one competition. This is not a quick response, trivial pursuit contest. Instead, it is a slower-paced tournament in which players are asked questions from the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) and technology. The questions are written by educators from high schools and colleges throughout the nation.

Wikipedia Articles

Quick Recall
Quick Recall is an academic competition comparable to Quiz Bowl. Quick Recall, featuring 2 halves of tossup and bonus questions, is used primarily for traditional academic competition in Kentucky. In Ohio, Quick Recall is different as it offers a round of team questions (with 1 toss-up style question per category), then an alphabet round in which all answers start with the same letter, and ending with a lightning round…

Future Problem Solving
The Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI), formerly known as the Future Problem Solving Program (FPSP), is an international academic competition. Over 250,000 students internationally participate in the Future Problem Solving program every year. Participating countries include the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan…

List of Future Problem Solving Program Affiliates

This is a list of affiliates of the Future Problem Solving Program. An FPSP affiliate administrates Future Problem Solving competitions and guidelines at a local level. Typically each state or province has its own affiliate…

Category: Quizbowl
List of quick recall type competitions from all across the United States and from around the world.

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