National Bible Bee Competition Finals at the Ark Encounter

by Ken Ham on September 24, 2019
Featured in Ken Ham Blog

Every year, 360 competitors (from over 5,000 entrants earlier in the summer) gather for the finals of the National Bible Bee Competition as they quote Bible passages in competition for over $100,000 in prize money. It’s an exciting event that glorifies the Bible and helps young people (aged 7–18) hide God’s Word in their hearts. And we’re excited to announce that the 2019 final evening of competition, November 21, will be taking place in the Answers Center at the Ark Encounter!

The final evening and awards celebration will take place at the Answers Center at the Ark Encounter.

This year’s finals competition will start at the Northern Kentucky (NKY) Convention Center in Covington, November 18–20. The final evening and awards celebration will take place at the Answers Center at the Ark Encounter (located less than 40 minutes from the NKY Convention Center) on November 21. Our Answers Center is a state-of-the-art facility that seats 2,500, so we’re excited to be the venue for this family-friendly, Scripture-honoring event.

Emeal, “E.Z.,” Zwayne of Living Waters is hosting the event, and I will be speaking after the finals finish, during the Awards Ceremony.

After the Awards Ceremony, contestants will enjoy the Awards Celebration on the Ark grounds with a dessert selection, hot chocolate, ice skating for the whole family (on our synthetic ice rink, the largest Glice® rink in the United States), and our beautiful sea of lights. ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter (and ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum) doesn’t begin until November 29, so Bible Bee families will enjoy a sneak preview of some of our planned Christmas activities during the Bible Bee competition.

The Bible Bee is open to the public (though a ticket purchase is required) and is sure to be a wonderful event. I encourage you to come and watch as these young people quote large portions of Scripture from memory. You won’t want to miss it.

Register today to attend the National Bible Bee Competition finals on the events page of our website.

Also, learn more about ChristmasTime at the Ark and ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum at and

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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