GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS' AND FIRST LADY CASEY DESANTIS'
BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD CONTEST

Official Rules and Guidelines

Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to any full-time educator who works in an elementary, middle, or high school in Florida (including public and private schools). Three winners will be selected: one elementary teacher (grades K-5), one middle school teacher (grades 6-8), and one high school teacher (grades 9-12). Nominations may be submitted by a principal, teacher, parent/guardian or student.

Entry Dates: Entries can be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Black History Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311, or submitted electronically. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, March 4, 2019. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.

Awards: Winners will receive a prize at the Governor's Black History Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member. Winners will be notified after March 25, 2019.

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

Online Submission

2019 Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest Online Submission

Paper Submission

2019 Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest Official Rules, Guidelines & Nomination Form (.PDF)