Posted: January 30, 2024

2024 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest

"70 Years Later—The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education" is the theme of the 2024 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, which is an annual essay and video competition open to students in grades 9-12 in public, private, parochial, charter schools and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status in nine western states, the U.S. Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Children and relatives of federal court employees are not eligible to participate.

The contest is sponsored by the Ninth Circuit’s Public Information and Community Outreach (PICO) Committee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the federal courts that comprise the Ninth Circuit.

The contest opened on Jan. 8, 2024. Essay and/or video entries can be submitted online on the civics contest website. The deadline to submit entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, Friday, March 8, 2024. Finalists will be announced in May and the winners in June. Please read the release below for additional details.

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