National Civics Bee

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



The Iowa Chamber Alliance is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and 3 chambers of commerce across Iowa to host a first-of-its-kind statewide civics competition. The 2023-24 National Civics Bee encourages young Americans in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. The competition, modeled on traditional spelling and geography bees, gives students the chance to win recognition and earn cash prizes by sharing ideas for improving their communities and showing their enthusiasm for civics. The winner of the National Civics Bee Iowa State Finals will be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee national championship in Fall 2024.


We are hosting the National Civics Bee Iowa State Finals 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
throughout Iowa and celebrating our civic pride.

2024 National Civics Bee Iowa State Finals 

The 2024 Iowa State Finals will be held on August 7th at 1pm, at the World Food Prize. Former Ambassador to China and current President of the World Food Prize Foundation, Terry Branstad will be serving as a judge alongside Director of the John C. Culver Center for Public Policy, Seth Anderson, and Public Affairs Manager for Google, Matt Sexton. Iowa Chamber Alliance Executive Director Dustin Miller will Emcee the event. 



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