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Maryland middle school students are now invited to enter the 2024 National Civics Bee

Nov 14, 2023

Do you know a Maryland middle schooler who is passionate about civics, history and their community? Encourage them to enter the 2024 National Civics Bee, organized in partnership with The Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber Foundation and supported by the following local chambers here in Maryland:

How to Enter

To enter, students should select one of the local chamber competitions in Maryland and follow the steps, rules and guidelines provided by the chamber to submit your entry. Please note: Students can only apply to one local chamber competition. See more details about how to enter, how the competition works and contest rules

Cash Prizes and Recognition

Finalists participating in each local bee as well as in the state competition for Maryland will be eligible for recognition and cash prizes. Learn more about the National Civics Bee competition prizes

Statewide and National Competition

The top three finalists from each of Maryland's locally hosted National Civics Bee competitions will be invited to the statewide competition for Maryland, tentatively scheduled for June 2024.  Maryland's top finalist will be eligible to compete at the national competition, taking place in Washington D.C. Learn more

The National Civics Bee is open to all Maryland middle school students enrolled in public, private, charter and home schools. Essays must be submitted directly to one of the participating local Maryland chambers listed above. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 8, 2024.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity for Maryland middle school students to share their knowledge and ideas plus compete for recognition and cash prizes

Why Civics?

A healthy democracy relies upon well informed citizens. We are hosting the Civics Bee because we recognize that a healthy democracy relies on citizens who are well informed about their history, government and public issues and who are motivated to engage constructively in shaping the vibrancy of public life in their communities, their states and their nation.

The business community that the Maryland Chamber of Commerce represents understands it has an enormous stake — as well as a unique and potentially effective role to play — in strengthening American civic life.