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2024 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Submissions are now open for the 2024 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, "70 Years Later- The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education"!

The 2024 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is an essay and video competition open to young people in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, along with the U.S. Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Students in grades 9-12 in public, private and parochial schools or home-schooled students of equivalent grade status may enter. Individual students can compete in the essay contest, while individuals and teams of up to three students can enter the video contest.

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington will conduct preliminary judging for this contest. The top three local winners in the essay and video competitions will receive prizes of $1,000 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place. The top 3 finalists who place in the local competition will go on to compete in the Ninth Circuit contest.

Prizes of $3,000, $1,700 and $1000 will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners in both the writing and video competitions at the Circuit. Finalists will be announced in May, and winners will be announced in June. Both essays and videos can be submitted electronically starting January 8, 2024. Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, March 8, 2024.

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