Each year in observance of Black History Month, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis host a special opportunity for Florida’s K-12 students to participate in an academic and creative essay contest. Additionally, students, parents, teachers and school leaders are invited to nominate educators for the Excellence in Education Award. More information will be available from your child’s school.
Art Contest 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.
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.
(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).
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.https://youtu.be/Ix_J7YiKEIY