Governor Rick 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 4, 2015..

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 January 21, 2015. (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 4, 2015.

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 January 21, 2015. (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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