Calling all Middle School Students!
Share your ideas and flex your civic knowledge in the National Civics Bee.


The Michigan City 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 Indiana with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application on this page:Microsite National Civics Bee®: Michigan City Chamber of Commerce (

The application opens November 13, 2023, and closes on January 8, 2024. Portal link to contest rules, and essay submission: Microsite National Civics Bee®: Michigan City Chamber of Commerce (

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The Michigan City 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 Indiana and celebrating our civic pride.


Location: Purdue University Northwest 1401 S US Highway 421, Westville, IN 

When: April 20, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM


Are you interested in showcasing your company’s commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? For information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact Katie Eaton, or call 219-874-6221.


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