2024 Constitution Bee

The Constitution Bee is designed for students in the Introduction to the Constitution course but is open to any IEP student who wants to participate! Based loosely on the formats of the National Constitution Bee and the Scripps National Spelling Bee, contestants will answer fact-based questions about the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Contest Information

Location: Collective Academy (247 N 100 E, Orem UT)

Date: May 11, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please arrive early to ensure check-in goes smoothly.


Students can register to participate using the link below. There is no cost to compete.

Format and Rules

The format for the Constitution Bee will be roughly based on that of the National Constitution Bee and the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The competition will consist of two rounds: an Elimination round and a Final round.

Elimination Round

In the Elimination round, contestants will be asked questions of fact organized by progressing difficulty.

  • Contestants will have a maximum of one minute to answer each question before the question is forfeited.
  • No notes or other materials will be allowed during the competition.
  • Questions will be drawn from the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
  • The Elimination round will continue until the field of contestants is narrowed to six.

Final Round

In the Final round, the remaining six contestants will be ranked based on three-minute oral responses to an essay question.

  • Questions for the final round will be based on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as well as the basics of political philosophy (federalism, popular sovereignty, social contract theory, etc.).
  • Contestants will have ten minutes to prepare their oral response and may use a pencil and paper to outline and deliver it, although no pre-written notes or other sources will be permitted.
  • Responses should draw on the contestant’s knowledge of the Constitution and other relevant sources to deliver a thoughtful, original analysis of the problem presented in the question.