Colorado’s middle school students could win thousands of dollars, and a trip to Washington, DC, with National Civics Bee competition

Submissions are now open for middle school students in Colorado who wish to compete in the 2024 National Civics Bee, which encourages sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to test their civic knowledge. 

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Chamber Foundation partnered with six chambers across the state to help administer the program and review submissions. Those are: 

  • Arvada Chamber of Commerce
  • Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce
  • Craig Chamber of Commerce
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Eastern Plains Chamber of Commerce
  • Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau 

Students can enter and submit an essay to any location that is near them between now and Jan. 8, 2024. Students will first take part in local competitions before leading to state and possibly national showdowns. 

Finalists and top winners will receive various prizes, including $1,000 cash for the first-place student. The Colorado state champion will advance to the National Civics Bee competition in Washington, D.C., in fall 2024 to compete for the national title and over $50,000 in prizes.

More information on the local and statewide civics bee competitions can be found online at

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