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Enter Black History Month art and essay contests through Jan. 25


Gov. Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invite all Florida students to participate in the 2016 Black History Month art and essay contests. Students in grades K-3 have a chance to win a cash prize by submitting artwork, and students in grades 4-12 can earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship through the essay contest.

This year’s theme, “Honoring African-American Heroes: Veterans, Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders,” focuses on the brave men and women who have and continue to protect our state and country.

This is not only a great chance to broaden our students’ understanding of Florida’s vast history; these prizes could transform the lives of three students and their families by ensuring their in-state college tuition will be fully funded.

All entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, Jan. 25.

For more information and contest rules, please visit