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National Civics Bee

Calling all middle school students!

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


The Hobbs Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 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 New Mexico 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, and closes on January 8, 2024.

National Civics Bee®


The Hobbs Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 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 New Mexico and celebrating our civic pride.


Saturday, April 6, 2024

2:30 P.M. Mountain Standard Time

Western Heritage Museum on the campus of

New Mexico Junior College 5317 N. Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM

Prizes for the in-person competition

1st Place $500

2nd Place $250

3rd Place $125


Are you interested in showcasing your company's commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? For information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact Patty Collins, or 575.397.3202.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Patty Collins, or 575.397.3202.

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