National Civics Bee®
The National Civics Bee® is an annual competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities.
Participating 6th, 7th and 8th grade students flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes.
In partnership with local and state chambers of commerce across the country, the third annual National Civics Bee® is taking place in 2024. Students may enter the competition by submitting an essay online by January 8, 2024.
National Civics Bee® Locations
The 2024 National Civics Bee® student essay application is open until January 8, 2024. View the map below to find your local National Civics Bee® competition!
In Map view, enter your zip code in the search bar or click on your state to find National Civics Bee® locations near you. In List View, click through the letters to find locations in your state or in one nearby.
National Civics Bee® State Partners
Thank you to our wonderful local and state chamber partners for working to advance civics education.
In addition to funding from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the National Civics Bee® is made possible through the generous support of its founding partner, The Daniels Fund and other funders.
The National Civics Bee® is open to middle school students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
National Civics Bee® events are hosted in partnership with local and state chambers of commerce in each state. Chambers interested in participating in next year’s National Civics Bee® should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information. Parents and teachers may click here for tools to encourage chambers in their area to sign up for next year’s competition.
Interested in bringing the National Civics Bee® to your state?
Chambers of commerce interested in participating in next year’s competition, which will take place in 2025, should email us at email@example.com to request more information. Chambers are highly encouraged to express interest by April 1, 2024.
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