GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS' AND FIRST LADY CASEY DESANTIS'
BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART AND ESSAY CONTESTS

Art Contest K-3
(Grades K–3)
Governor Ron DeSantis' and First Lady Casey DeSantis' Black History Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in the state of Florida.

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. Eastern Time on Monday, March 4, 2019. Emailed, scanned or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.

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. Two winners will be selected and notified after March 25, 2019.

2019 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)


Essay Contest
(Grades 4–5, 6–8, 9–12)
Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Essay Contest is open to all students attending any Florida school 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).

Entry Dates: Entries can be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Black History Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311, or submitted electronically through the online submission form. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 4, 2019. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.

Awards: Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida Prepaid College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Winners will receive awards at 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 Essay Contest Online Submission

Paper Submission

2019 Black History Month Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)