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

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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 www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.