National Civics Bee

Calling all Middle School Students!
Share your ideas and flex your civics knowledge in the National Civics Bee.

ABOUT THE BEE
The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host a first-of-its-kind civics competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Participating 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes. Finalists will be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee national championship in fall 2024.

HOW TO ENTER
Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student residing in Maryland with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application HERE.

The application opens November 13, 2023 and closes on January 22, 2024 – DATE EXTENDED!

An in-depth Teacher Guide can be found here.

Highlights from the 2023 competition:

WHY CIVICS?
The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce is participating in the National Civics Bee because we believe that informed and active citizens make for a strong country, a strong economy, and a strong workforce, and that our continued prosperity depends on the strength of all three. Through the Bee, we are promoting greater civic knowledge in Maryland and celebrating our civic pride.

LIVE EVENT INFO
To be announced soon!

PRIZE DETAILS
Our top three local winners will be awarded a $1,000 prize for 1st place, $500 prize for 2nd place, and $250 for 3rd place. Additional prizes may be announced.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Are you interested in showcasing your company’s commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? For information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact the Chamber office at 301-722-2820 or by email.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chamber office at 301-722-2820 or by email.

Contact the Chamber

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