The 2023 civics contest is now closed and the complete list of winners is published. Highlights below:
Winners of the essay competition who will receive cash prizes are:
- First place – Liam Hutchison ($3,000), Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Second place – Emma Foster ($1,700), Castilleja School, Palo Alto, California
- Third place – Hannah Kurland-Cohen ($1,000), The Downtown School, Seattle, Washington
Winners of the video competition who will receive cash prizes are:
- First place – Luke Blue ($3,000), Mt. Spokane High School, Mead, Washington
- Second place – Team of Kevin Guo, Viktor Maletin and Annie Shang (total of $1,700), Cupertino High School, Cupertino, California
- Third place – Team of James Sripranaratanakul and Martin Anderson (total of $1,000), IDEA High School, Tacoma, Washington
Finalists in the Northern District of California’s local contest will be awarded $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place (shared between contestants for group video entries) and an opportunity to compete in the circuit-wide contest. To be eligible to compete in the Northern District of California’s local contest, students must reside in one of these counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, or Sonoma.
For more contest information and rules, please review the Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Website and the following materials:
- 2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Informational Flyer
- 2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Contest Rules
- Resource Materials
Questions about the district-level contest may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.