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"Good Citizen" Contest

The information here is designed to provide ideas for putting on a “Good Citizen" or "Good Citizenship" Award Contest for young Americans in grades K - 12. The information assumes a different type of contest for elementary, middle, and high school.

The goals of such a contest are to:

  • make students aware that they are citizens of a country and that citizens in a democracy have a critical role in ensuring the country stays free and safe.

  • help students understand the types of actions required of them to be effective citizens and that citizenship goes well beyond voting, jury duty and community service.

  • give students the belief that individual actions make a difference and that being a good citizen can be fun and rewarding.

The competition is also designed to give students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and presentation skills.

Elementary School Clip Art

Elementary School
(Grades K-5)

Middle School Clip Art

Middle School
(Grades 6-8)

High School Clip Art

High School
(Grades 9-12)