Battle of the Books

To register for the 2019-2020 BOTB competition starting on Weds, Sept. 6 at 12:00pm EST, go here: BOTB Registration

Gallaudet's Battle of the Books is a middle school competition sponsored by Gallaudet University. There are three groups in the competition. The groups consist of students who read at the 3rd/4th grade levels, 5th/6th grade levels, and the 7th and above grade levels. The group names are as follows (in no particular order): Buff (one of Gallaudet's primary colors), Blue (one of Gallaudet's primary colors), and Green (named after Gallaudet's storied Kendall Green). There are three parts to the competition: the Preliminary competition; the Playoffs; and the National competition.

The purpose of the Battle of the Books is to promote literacy amongst Deaf and Hard of Hearing middle school students; promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship; and to encourage critical thinking skills amongst middle school students.


2019-2020 Battle of the Books Dates:
​Registration: September 11-13, 2019

Preliminary Competition: Buff (Nov. 19), Blue (Nov. 20), Green (Nov. 21)

Playoffs: Buff (Dec. 4-6), Blue (Dec. 9-11), Green (Dec. 12)

National competition: April 3-6, 2020

Chaperones: Be sure to sign up for our Chaperones' Corner!