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, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. 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.

2020 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, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, or submitted electronically through the online submission form. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. (Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.) Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. 

Awards: Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Winners will receive awards 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.

Online Submission

2020 Black History Month Essay Contest Online Submission

Paper Submission

2020 Black History Month Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)

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