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National Finals: April 13-15, 2024

Prepare to be amazed as high school students from across the nation showcase their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and American government. Now in its fifth decade, the National Finals serves as an exciting finale to students' We the People educational journey. The competition utilizes Simulated Congressional Hearings and typically features 48 teams, each representing their respective states.
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The National Finals Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday, April 15. This special event, culminating the weekend, will include the announcement of the top ten teams and other award winners. For those who cannot attend in person, the event is live streamed and recorded for viewing at any time.
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Further, more detailed event schedule updates, including locations for specific events, will be released closer to the National Finals dates of April 13-15, 2024. Please check back here for updates, or make sure you're signed up for the Center's newsletter.
Where and When are the Finals Held?
The National Finals typically unfolds in and around the vibrant heart of Washington, D.C., providing an immersive learning experience. The next event will take place April 13-15, 2024.
While in Washington, D.C., students can explore our nation's capital, learn about government beyond the classroom walls, and meet with elected officials, community leaders, and other dignitaries. WorldStrides manages travel, lodging, and tour arrangements for participating classes. The Center for Civic Education organizes all other aspects of the National Finals.
Who Attends the National Finals?
What are the Eligibility Requirements to Compete?
What are the Hearing Questions for the Competition?
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The 2024 National Finals will again unfold in and around the vibrant heart of Washington, D.C., providing an immersive learning experience.
  • The competition sessions on April 13-14 will take place at the National Conference Center, just outside of Washington, D.C., in Leesburg, Virginia.
  • Final Round competitions and activities will take place at the National Union Building, just around the corner from Ford's Theatre, at 918 F St NW in Washington, D.C.
Additional locations and maps will be provided closer to the National Finals dates of April 13-15, 2024. Check back here for updates.
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The Center is honored each year by the incredibly dedicated judges who volunteer their time at the National Finals. These individuals represent some of the finest scholars, educators, legal authorities, and public servants in the country. We owe them a sincere debt of gratitude.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emily Voss or Rebecca Reeder by email. They can assist you or direct you to additional resources.

See Last Year's National Finals

Highlights of the 2023 We the People National Finals
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