Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invite K-12 students to participate in the 2014 Black History Month art and essay contests. Students, parents, teachers and principals have also been invited to nominate full-time African-American educators in elementary, middle or high schools for the Black History Month Excellence in Education Award.
The student contests focus on the theme “Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream: 50 Years in Action.” Students are asked to respond to how they are influenced and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Information about the contests and Florida’s Black History Month is available on Florida’s Black History Month website at www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.
About the Student Contests:
Art Contest for Grades K-3 – The Black History Month art contest is open to all Florida students in grades K-3, and two winners will be selected.
Essay Contest for Grades 4-12 – The Black History Month essay contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4 through 12. Three winners will be selected: one elementary student (grades 4-5), one middle-school student (grades 6-8), and one high school student (grades 9-12).
Winners will receive a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.
All entry forms and guidelines for the contests can be found at www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.
Contest Entries and Nominations
Student Contests and Educator Nomination forms must be mailed to:
Attention: Black History Month
3800 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32311
All entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida and postmarked on or before January 31, 2014.
For additional information about Florida’s Black History, contests and other related events, please visit www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.