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Civics Bee


Calling all middle school students!

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

About the Bee

The Overland Park 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 Kansas with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application on this page:

The application opens on November 13, 2023. The submission deadline has been extended to January 22, 2024.

Additional Information

Why Civics?

The Overland Park 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. 

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 Kevin Walker at 913-766-7602 or at

Live Event Information

Coming soon....

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kevin Walker, the Chamber's Chief Policy Officer. 913-766-7602 or at