2024 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.

“70 Years Later—The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education” is the theme of the 2024 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Ninth Circuit Public Information and Community Outreach Committee (PICO).  The contest is open to high school students in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, the United States Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Students in the 9th through 12th grades attending public, private, parochial and charter schools and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status, are invited to participate. Children of federal judges, chambers staff and employees of federal court offices are not eligible to participate.  Entries will be accepted beginning January 8, 2024. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on March 8, 2024.

Contest rules are available at: https://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 receive prizes of $200 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place and then 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 – (670) 237-1230 / amanda_hayes@nmid.uscourts.gov or Justin Poon – (670) 237-1200 / justin_poon@nmid.uscourts.gov.

Download 2024 Civics Contest Rules

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