Granite State Challenge

Are You Ready for the Challenge?

GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE is looking for high school teams to participate in one of the longest-running high school quiz shows on TV!

SAVE THIS DATE: Sunday, November 18, 2018

That's when we're holding our qualifying event, GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE SUPER SUNDAY, at Manchester Community College. School teams of up to six players (from grades 9 - 12) will take a written test to qualify for one of the 14 places in the 2019 season's matches.

Four participating teams will be selected at random from a pool of schools that have not participated in on-air matches in the last two seasons. Those teams will compete in two non-televised games to determine the final two teams to compete on-air in the 2019 season.

CLICK HERE to register a team for SUPER SUNDAY.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 26, 2018

Registrations to Date
Salem High School
Winnacunnet High School
Spaulding High School
Academy for Science Design
Nute High School
Merrimack High School
Londonderry High School
Dover High School 
Nashua High School North
Farmington High School
Sanborn Regional High School
Lin-Wood High School
Mascoma High School
Portsmouth High School
Prospect Mountain High School
Oyster River High School
Stevens High School
Belmont High School
Bow High School
Newfound Regional High School
Milford High School
Plymouth Regional High
Pinkerton Academy
Portsmouth Christian Academy
Kingswood Regional High School
Manchester Central High School
Fall Mountain Regional High
Contoocook Valley Regional
Exeter High School
Bedford High School
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
John Stark Regional High School
Hanover High School
Nashua High School South
Raymond High School
Colebrook Academy
Souhegan High School
Bishop Guertin High School
Alvirne High School

It's going to be an exciting season of GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE - will your school field a GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE team?

GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE Gives academically talented students a platform in which they can receive the same accolades and recognition and generate school spirit in the same manner as their athletic peers.

Develops and fosters good relations with participant schools, teachers and students.

Introduces viewers to a representative sample of the future of New Hampshire.

Serves as an educational resource for schools, parents and students.


Premiered January 30, 1984

Londonderry High School took the first championship title. Salem High School took the 2017 title!

6,000 students have participated in GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE.

Over 106, 000 questions have been asked on GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE.

Questions? Contact Susan Adams at (603) 868-4455 or at

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2018 Season Bracket Click to Zoom


Major Funding Provided by: Unitil

With Additional Funding by: NEA New Hampshire, Heinemann Publishing, New Hampshire LotteryD.F. Richard Energy, HRCU,  Measured Progress, The NHHEAF Network Organization  

Super Sunday Partner: Manchester Community College

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