To qualify, hopeful participants must write and submit a 500-word essay to be considered for the contest, in addition to filling out a form.
Participation is open to any middle school students in New Mexico – sixth through eighth grade – who can come up with an essay discussing an idea about using civics to solve a problem in their community. Information is available here.
Joy Wang sat down with Scott Darnell, of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce—which was chosen as one of six chambers of commerce, by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, to host and organize a pilot local competition.
Click the video above to view Joy’s full interview with Darnell.