Calling all middle school students!

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

civics bee picture with sponsors

About the Bee

The Rio Rancho Civics Bee is one of many pilot National Civics Bee competitions promoted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. At least 1,000 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.

Rules & Guidelines

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 on this page: Complete the submission form, including contact information for your parent or guardian, and submit your 500word essay for consideration.

Prizes

The Rio Rancho Civics Bee is one of many pilot National Civics Bee competitions promoted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. At least 1,000 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.

First Place Winner – $500

Second Place Winner – $250

Third Place Winner – $125

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.

Please email Jerry@rrrcc.org with any questions.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors:

First Financial Credit Union