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Calling All Middle School Students! 

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


The Knox County 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®: Knox County Chamber of Commerce (


The application closes on January 22, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST.





The Knox County 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.

Live Event Info

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 13th, 2024, from 10 AM 10 1 PM EST. This live event will be held at the Vincennes University Green Activities Center, located at 120 West Harrison Street, Vincennes, Indiana, 47591.

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 the Knox County Chamber of Commerce Office, by calling (812) 882-6440 OR by emailing