Art Contest K-3

(Grades K-3)

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott's Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in the state of Florida. Two winners will be selected and will be notified after September 19, 2017.

Entry Dates: Entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida: Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.

Awards: Winners will receive a prize at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member.

2017 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)

2017 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF) - Spanish


Essay Contest

(Grades 4-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott's Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all 4th through 12th grade students in the state of Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary (4-5) student, one middle (6-8) student, and one high school (9-12) student. Winners will be notified after September 19, 2017.

Entry Dates: Entries can be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Hispanic Heritage 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. EDT on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.

Awards: Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Winners will receive awards at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member.

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

Online Submission

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Online Submission

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Parent/Legal Guardian Waiver Form (required for Online Submission)

Paper Submission

2017 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)

2017 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF) - Spanish

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