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.

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2019 Black History Month

Student and Teacher Contest Winners

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the 2019 Black History Month student contest winners and Excellence in Education Award recipients. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Public Service” and the winners were honored during the Black History Month awards ceremony at the Florida Governor’s Mansion. Black History Month is celebrated every year in Florida during the month of February......READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE

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)

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