The Fox Cities Chamber 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.
The Fox Cities Chamber 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 Wisconsin and celebrating our civic pride.
Identify a problem facing your community. How might a citizen solve the problem? Write a 500-word essay that includes the following:
Your essay will be evaluated based on how well you:
Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student residing in Wisconsin with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application on this page. The application opens November 13, 2023, and closes on January 8, 2024.
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Harper Hall, Lawrence University Campus
Are you interested in showcasing your company’s commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? Contact Eric Broten for more information.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Aimee Herrick, Director of Events and Emerging Talent.
The National Civics Bee Official Contest Rules govern the competition to ensure fairness and integrity. Please note the following eligibility
In addition, please note the following requirements related to documentation and data storage:
First Place: $500 cash prize
Second Place: $250 cash prize
Third Place: $125 cash prize
First Place: $1,000 cash prize
Second Place: $500 cash prize
Third Place: $250 cash prize
First Place: a separate trophy and a cash prize of at least $10,000
Second Place: a separate trophy and a cash prize of at least $7,500
Third Place: a separate trophy and a cash prize of at least $5,000