Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month essay and art contests, open to kindergarten through 12th grade students in Florida. The theme for Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month contests is “Hispanic Culture: Living the American Dream in Florida.”
Art Contest for Grades K-3 – The Hispanic Heritage Month art contest is open to all Florida students in grades K-3, and two winners will be selected. Please visit floridahispanicheritage.com to download complete guidelines and entry forms.
Essay Contest for Grades 4-12 – The Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4 through 12. One winner from each school level will be selected – elementary, middle, and high school. Winners will receive a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Please visit floridahispanicheritage.com to download complete guidelines and entry forms.
The Governor and First Lady also requested nominations for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.
About the Excellence in Education Award
Governor Scott’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award contest is open to all Hispanic, full-time educators in an elementary, middle or high school in Florida. One winner will be selected from each school level – elementary, middle, and high school. Guidelines and entry forms can be found at floridahispanicheritage.com.
Contest Entries and Nominations
Student contest entries and educator nomination forms must be mailed to:
Attention: Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
3800 Esplanade Way
Tallahasee, Fla. 32311
All entries must be received by Volunteer Florida no later than 5:00 p.m., EDT, Sept. 12, 2014.
(Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs).