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Ninth Circuit Civics Contest


Submissions are now open for the 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, The 14th Amendment – 150 Years after Ratification – What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?

The 2018 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.

Prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place circuit winners in both the writing and video competitions. Winners will be announced in June.

The top three finalists in the Western District of Washington will be awarded cash prizes and be invited to a reception honoring the winners. This is an exciting way for students, teachers, and family members to meet judges and other esteemed officials of the legal community up close and personal.

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