2024 National Civics Bee


Calling all middle school students!

Share your ideas and flex your civics knowledge in the National Civics Bee®.


The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host a first-of- its-kind civics competition that 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, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee® national championship in Fall 2024.



Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student residing in Kansas with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application HERE.


The application opens November 13, 2023, and closes on January 8, 2024.


Why civics?

The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce is participating in the National Civics Bee® because 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. Through the Bee, we are promoting greater civic knowledge in Kansas and celebrating our civic pride.



Saturday, April 24th, 2024
Time – TBD
Overman Student Center – Pittsburg State University
302 E. Cleveland Ave., Pittsburg, KS 66762