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.

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

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.

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 Essay Contest Online Submission

Paper Submission

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

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