2023 Civics Bee

Civics Bee Student Flyer 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 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will participate in an essay competition. Judges will then select 20 finalists to participate in the local competition: a live quiz event testing civics knowledge. Then, the top 3 students from each local competition will advance to the state competition.  

 Local Prizes 

First Place: $500 cash prize 

Second Place: $250 cash prize 

Third Place: $125 cash prize 

State Prizes 

First Place: $1,000 cash prize  

Second Place: $500 cash prize  

Third Place: $250 cash prize  

Each finalist receives a certificate. 

 

OFFICIAL RULES OF THE U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation CIVICS BEE contest (“OFFICIAL RULES”)

Sponsor:

The sponsor of the contest is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 1615 H Street NW, Washington D.C., 20062 (“Sponsor”).  The co-sponsor of the contest is Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce, 144 South Main St Suite 100 Lima, OH 45801 (“Co-Sponsor”).

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REGULATIONS APPLY.

Eligibility for Entry:

To be eligible to participate in the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce Civics Bee, an applicant (“Entrant”) must:

Be a student in grades six through eight at the time of entry;

Enter only one local chamber competition, which must be in their state of residence;

Submit entries in the English language;

Submit a new, unique entry, if they’ve participated in any past Civics Bees;

Agree to all Civics Bee Rules, including potentially attending the local and state Civics Bee Competitions.

Employees, officers, and directors of the Sponsor or Co-Sponsor and any affiliated entities, and their respective immediate families (parents, spouses, children, siblings) or individuals residing in their household (whether or not related) are not eligible entrants.

Term: 

The Contest begins on JANUARY 13, 2023 at 11:59PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)  and ends Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. (EST). All entries must be submitted by FEBRUARY 24, 2023 at 11:59PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skills-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.

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