10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Coppin State University James Weldon Johnson Auditorium | 2500 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216

The Maryland Chamber Foundation is honored to host the statewide 2023 National Civics Bee competition on June 17, 2023 at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Organized in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s The Civic Trust and supported by four local chambers of commerce across Maryland, the National Civics Bee is an annual competition that encourages middle school students from public, private, charter and home schools to engage in civics, contribute to their communities and flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes.

This event is open by invitation only. 

Event Details

Saturday, June 17, 2023  
Coppin State University | James Weldon Johnson Auditorium  
2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

9:30 a.m. – Civics Bee finalists arrive for pre-competition meeting
10 – 10:30 a.m– Guest check-in
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Civics Bee competition
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch and prize reception open to all National Civics Bee Maryland attendees


The statewide National Civics Bee competition will be held in the James Weldon Johnson Auditorium, located on the Coppin State University Campus.  After the competition, we will host an awards ceremony and luncheon for all participants and attendees in the J. Millard Tawes Center.  

Coppin State University Map

Both the auditorium and luncheon area are handicap accessible. Additionally, if you or a member of your party requires any specific accommodations, please do not hesitate to reach out to us in advance, and we will do our best to meet your needs. 


Free parking will be available on the campus; parking locations and instructions will be shared with attendees as the event date nears. A passenger pick-up and drop-off area nearby the auditorium where the competition will be held will be available for temporary use before and after the event.  


Dressy casual / business casual 

The National Civics Bee is being offered and organized in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s The Civic Trust and four local chambers of commerce from across Maryland.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our audience spans 6,800 members across Maryland, comprising of stakeholders in the state’s leading industries. Sponsoring our events provides unique opportunities for members and non-members.


For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Whitney Harmel at wharmel@mdchamber.org (410) 269-0642 x1117.