National Civics Bee

Calling all middle school students! Share your ideas and flex your civics knowledge in the National Civics Bee.

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About the Bee

The Gilbert 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.

The Gilbert Civics Bee will be held on March 26th, 2024 at the Mesa Arts Center at 6:00 PM.

Finalists will be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee® national championship in Fall 2024.

How to Enter

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

The application opens November 13, 2023, and closes on January 22, 2024.

*We have extended the student essay submission deadline to February 19th to provide additional time to applicants.

Apply Today!

Why Civics?

The Gilbert 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 Arizona and celebrating our civic pride.

Thank You to Our Partners!

Help shape the future of Gilbert and the region. Become a partner today!

If you have any questions or need additional information about the Civics Bee, please contact Elaine at or 480-941-6321

Are you interested in showcasing your company's commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? For information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact Karin at or 480-941-6323