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Calling All Middle School Students!

Share your ideas and show off your citizenship skills in the National Civics Bee.

About the Bee


The National Civics Bee is an annual competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. In the first round of the contest, local middle school students will participate in an essay competition. Judges will then select 10 finalists to participate in the final round: a live quiz event testing civics knowledge.



 FIRST PLACE: $1,000 cash prize

SECOND PLACE: $500 cash prize 

THIRD PLACE: $250 cash prize

Each finalist receives a trophy.

How to Enter


If you are a middle school student with an idea about using civics to solve a problem in your community, first review the rules and guidelines.

Next, complete the online submission form, including contact information for your parent or guardian, and upload (preferred method) or mail your 500-word essay.

DEADLINE: Essays must be received by March 29, 2022, 11:59 PM US EST.

Maryland Chamber Foundation 
ATTN: Civics Bee
100 West St, Suite 100
Annapolis, MD 21401

For more information and contest updates, visit https://bit.ly/MarylandCivicsBee.

The National Civics Bee is presented by the Maryland Chamber Foundation, with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.







Best of Luck!