Academic Competition Federation

Hi. We’re ACF.

We produce four high-quality collegiate quizbowl tournaments each year. Our organization is completely student and volunteer-run, by quizbowl players, for quizbowl players. Our tournaments reward academic knowledge, encourage learning, and foster the spirit of competition and fair play.

Recent updates

November 14, 2021

ACF Regionals
The bid form is open.

November 7, 2021

ACF Winter
A record-setting 182 teams played ACF Winter (up from 174 last year)!

November 1, 2021

ACF Nationals
Host bids are still being evaluated. We hope to announce a site soon.
The list of members was updated.

Past updates

October 2021

October 19, 2021

ACF Regionals
The editing team was updated.

October 16, 2021

ACF Fall
A record-setting 259 teams played ACF Fall!

October 11, 2021

ACF Regionals
Global announcement has been published.

October 1, 2021

Miscellaneous Policies
New policy on pseudonyms.
Carper Award
Added 2021 winners.
September 2021

September 26, 2021

ACF Fall and ACF Winter
Clarified $0 minimum fee.

September 25, 2021

ACF Fall
Clarified that eligibility restrictions do not apply to high-school-only mirrors.

September 22, 2021

ACF Fall
All host sites have been selected. Registration has opened for teams and staffers.
ACF Nationals
The editing team has been finalized. We are also currently accepting hosting bids.

September 20, 2021

ACF Winter
The −$25 deadline for packet submission was extended to Friday, September 24. The bid form is also open.

September 3, 2021

ACF announced new officers and members following the long-awaited 2021 ACF Nationals.