Do you teach social studies to sixth, seventh, or eighth graders? Encourage them to apply to the National Civics Bee by submitting a 500-word essay about how they would solve a problem facing their community—the application portal is open until January 8.
The National Civics Bee is an annual competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Participating middle school students can flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes, including $1,000 cash for the state champion.
For educators, the program offers valuable resources—including a teacher guide—to introduce the opportunity to their students.
After the essay round, judges will select the top scoring applicants to participate in live civics quiz events hosted by the Bridgeport, Middlesex, and Waterbury Chambers of Commerce.
Finalists who advance all the way to the championship round will be invited to Washington, D.C., to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee in fall 2024.
Select your region to apply.