2019 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest

Closes April 1:


This year’s theme is: The 4th Amendment in the 21st Century: What is an “Unreasonable Search and Seizure” in the Digital Age?

High school students are invited to enter the contest by writing an essay and/or creating a video presentation discussing their views on the significance of the Fourth Amendment. Each student may submit up to one essay and one video entry. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2019. Contest rules and instructions are at the Ninth Circuit Civics Contest website.

At the conclusion of our local contest, we will hold a recognition event for all participants and their teachers at our San Francisco courthouse. Finalists in our district-level contest will advance to the Circuit-wide contest for a chance at cash prizes and travel to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in Spokane, Washington in July 2019.

To be eligible to enter the Northern District of California’s local contest, high school students must reside in Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, or Sonoma counties.

For more information please visit the Ninth Circuit Civics Contest website.