Kansas Civics Games

In partnership with the Kansas Department of Education, we are excited to bring you the first-ever Kansas Civics Games. The games will be held at the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka on Thursday, April 2, 2020, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Games will consist of a quiz round followed by project-based question. The questions will be on state, local and national government topics. 

The school contact will be sent a list of sources used to curate the questions so that all participants will know how to prepare for the games. 

The Games will accommodate the first 25 teams to register and pay the fee ($150 which includes lunch). Each team must consist of two students but no more than four. All teams must currently be in grades 9-12 and have an adult sponsor in attendance. 

Each winning team member will win a $1000 scholarship to the post-secondary training institution of their choice. This award can also be used for concurrent post-secondary training while in high school. 

The games will consist of a written test, team quiz round and a project-based question. A preliminary agenda for the day is below.

Schedule for the Games

8:15 a.m. - Student check-in

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Opening Ceremony with a welcome by the Chieft Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. Written test (individual student activity) will begin immediately following the Opening Ceremony.

10 a.m. - Begin team quiz portion of the Games and project-based question presentation (rotation order will be announced prior to the Games). Lunch will be served during this portion of the games.

3 p.m. - Awards ceremony

Below is a link for the signup form. Please fill out all fields and if you have any questions contact projectcoordinator@kspress.com or ebradbury@kspress.com. The deadline to register is Jan. 31 at 10 a.m.