About the Bee
The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce Civics Bee is one of many pilot National Civics Bee competitions promoted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Middle-school students from throughout Anne Arundel County will participate in a first-round essay competition. Judges will select twenty essays to go to the final round: a live quiz event testing civics knowledge. Winners will be recognized in their communities and receive prizes!
Each finalist will receive a certificate. In addition:
How to Enter:
If you are a middle school student (6th, 7th & 8th grade) with an idea about using civics to solve a problem in your community submit a 500 word essay for consideration and complete the submission form. See link below to submit your completed essay.
Identify a problem facing your community. How might a citizen solve the problem?
Write a 500-word essay, two pages, double-spaced, that includes the following:
Your essay will be evaluated based on how well you:
Deadline: Submit your essay by Friday, February 24, 2023
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.
Please email [email protected] any questions.