Governor Rick Scott & First Lady Ann Scott's Black History Month Art & Essay Contests


Art Contest
Grades K–3

Governor Rick Scott's Black History Month Art Contest is open to all K–3 students in Florida. Two winners will be selected and notified after February 2, 2016.

Eligibility: Each contestant must be a legal resident of Florida at the time of his/her application.

Entry Dates: Entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida: Black History Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, January 25, 2016. (Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs).

Entry Form: Student must provide all required information requested on the entry form (and entry form must be legible). The student and parent/legal guardian are required to read and understand these rules in order to complete the entry form in its entirety. The entry form includes a release and certification that must be signed by a parent or guardian.


Essay Contest
Grades 4–5, 6–8, 9–12

Governor Rick Scott's Black History Month Essay Contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4–12. Three winners will be selected: one elementary school student (grades 4–5), one middle school student (grades 6–8), and one high school student (grades 9–12). Winners will be notified after February 2, 2016.

Eligibility: Contestants must be Florida residents and able to provide a Social Security Number.

Entry Dates: Entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida: Black History Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, January 25, 2016. (Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.)

Entry Form: Student must provide all required information requested on the entry form (and entry form must be legible). The student and parent/legal guardian are required to read and understand these rules in order to complete the entry form in its entirety. The entry form includes a release and certification that must be signed by a parent or guardian.


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Contact Volunteer Florida at 850-414-7400 for any further questions.

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