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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 South Kitsap 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.

How to Enter

Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student residing in Washington State 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 February 19, 2024.

Why Civics?

The South Kitsap 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 Washington State and celebrating our civic pride.

Live Event Information

Thursday, April 18th

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Port Orchard City Hall


$5oo for First Place

$250 for Second Place

$125 for Third Place

Thank You to our Sponsors

Sunrise Gas and Chimney
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in showcasing your company’s commitment to developing active and engaged citizens?

For information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact: Jaclyn Williams –

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the South Kitsap Chamber of Commerce at 360-876-3505 or email

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