Civics Challenge

The 5th annual Civics Challenge is now accepting submissions! The Civics Challenge is an online civics competition for grades 6 through 12. Participants are challenged to choose one civics topic and express their knowledge through various art forms. See categories and topics below!

Finalists in two categories, middle school (6th-8th grade) and high school (9th-12th grade), will be awarded prizes of $1,000 for first place winners followed by $500 and $250 for second and third place respectively. Entries may be submitted through March 29, 2024.


First Place: $1000 (2 awarded)

Second Place: $500 (2 awarded)

Third Place: $250 (2 awarded)

Who Can Enter

Students currently in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade (Middle School) and 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade (High  School)

Ways to Participate

  • Video
  • Original Song (written lyrics or audio/video)
  • Written Essay (no more than 1,000 words)
  • Mixed Media Artwork (Poster, Painting or Sculpture)


  • Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
  • Checks & Balances
  • Legislative Branch
  • Executive Branch
  • Judicial Branch
  • Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities

Check out the rules for more information