About the Bee
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to bring the National Civics Bee back to Metro Denver for a second year! This civics competition encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Participating 6th, 7th and 8th graders will flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes. Finalists will be invited to Washington D.C. to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee national championship in Fall 2024.
Check out some highlights from last year’s Civics Bee below!
How to Enter
Any 6th, 7th and 8th grade student residing in Colorado with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application on this page. View a full outline of content rules on the application page.
The application opens Nov. 13, 2023, and closes Jan. 8, 2024.
The Denver Metro Chamber is participating in the National Civics Bee because we believe that informed and active citizens make for a strong country, economy and workforce, and that our continued prosperity depends on the strength of all three. Through the Bee, we are promoting greater civic knowledge in Colorado and celebrating our civic pride.
Teachers that have five or more students from their class apply for the Metro Denver Civics bee will receive a $250 Amazon gift card for classroom supplies!
Each finalist will receive a certificate. At the local Metro Denver Civics Bee:
The First Place Winner for the Metro Denver Civics Bee will receive a $2,500 cash prize, and their school will also receive $2,500.
The Second Place Winner for the Metro Denver Civics Bee will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and their school will also receive $1,000.
The Third Place Winner for the Metro Denver Civics Bee will receive a $500 cash prize, and their school will also receive $500.