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Calling All Middle School Students!

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

About The Bee

The Plainfield 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 Indiana with an idea about using civics to improve their community may submit an essay application. The application opens November 13, 2023, and closes on January 8, 2024.

Live Event Info

March 13, 2023, 6:00 PM at the Plainfield Middle School Auditorium

Why Civics?

The Plainfield 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.

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

Important Dates

  • November 13: Essay Portal Opens
  • January 23: Essay Portal Closes
  • February 20 - April 30: Local Contest to Select Winner
  • March 13, 6:00 PM - Live Event at the Plainfield Middle School Auditorium