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Calling All Middle School Students!

Share your ideas and show off your citizenship skills in the National Civics Bee

About the bee

The Katy Area Chamber Civics Bee is one of many National Civics Bee competitions promoted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. At least 100 local middle school students will participate in a first-round essay competition. Judges will select 20 to go to the final round: a live quiz event testing civics knowledge. Winners will be recognized in their communities and receive prizes.

How to Enter

If you are a middle school student with an idea about using civics to solve a problem in your community, review the rules and guidelines by clicking the button below. Complete the submission form, including contact information for your parent or guardian, and submit your 500-word essay for consideration.


Join us for our National Civics Bee on Saturday, April 6, 2024, starting at 9:00 AM. Location TBD.

Why Civics?

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. The National Civics Bee is a way to promote greater civics knowledge and civic participation across the country, and to energize our community with a celebration of civic pride.


Be a champion for civics! Each finalist will receive a certificate. In addition:

First Place: $500 cash prize
Second Place: $250 cash prize
Third Placed: $125 cash prize

The National Civics Bee is presented by the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Please email Stacy Jacobs at with any questions.

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