Governor Rick Scott & First Lady Ann Scott's Black History Month Excellence in Education Award


Official Rules and Guidelines

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott's Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to all full-time educators in an elementary, middle, or high school in Florida. 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. EST on Friday, March 2, 2018. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.
  • Awards: Winners will receive a prize at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott'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 19, 2018.

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

Online Submission

2018 Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest Online Submission

Paper Submission

2018 Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest Official Rules, Guidelines & Nomination Form (.PDF)