National Civics Bee

Calling all 7th grade students!

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

About the Bee

The Lawrence County Chamber 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 7th 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 7th grade student residing in Tennessee 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 November 13, 2023, and closes on January 22, 2024.

Why Civics?

The Lawrence County Chamber 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 Tennessee and celebrating our civic pride.

Live Event Info

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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 Ryan Egly.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce at 931-762-4911 or email