2019 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest


A civics contest organized by the federal courts of the western United States offers high school students a chance to win cash prizes.

"The 4th AMENDMENT in the 21st CENTURY, What is an "Unreasonable Search and Seizure" in the Digital Age?" is the theme of the 2019 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest. The contest is open to high school students in nine western states and two Pacific islandĀ  jurisdictions. Students from public, private, parochial and charter schools and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status may enter. Entries accepted beginning February 1, 2019. Deadline for entries is April 1, 2019. Contest rules and entry instructions will be available January 2, 2019, at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest

The United States District Court for the District of the Northern Mariana Islands will conduct a local contest to select finalists for the circuit-wide competition. The top three finishers in the essay and video competitions at the local level will go on to compete in the circuit-wide contest. Students must reside in the Northern Mariana Islands. For more information about the district contest, please contact Amanda Hayes at (670) 237-1230 / amanda_hayes@nmid.uscourts.gov.

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