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.
Students should include at least one Founding Principal and one Civic Virtue in their essay.
Write a 500-word essay, two pages, double-spaced, that may include the following:
Your essay will be evaluated based on how well you:
Essay submissions open on Monday, November 13 and close January 8, 2024 at 11:59 pm.
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.