National Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest For Kids

 2017-2018


Crime Stoppers Student
Poster Competition 2018

Presented by:
R. J. Larizza, State Attorney, 7th Judicial District
Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida
Tim Forson, Superintendent, St. Johns County School District
Sheriff David Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Department
Entry Deadline: FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
Drop off posters to: Tommy Bledsoe: SJCSD Arts Program Specialist,
40 Orange Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084, phone 904-547-7565

For more information click here: 2018 Crimestoppers Poster


THEME:     CONFLICT AND COMPROMISE

WHO:         All 3rd, 4th & 5th grade SJCSD students

WHAT:       A celebration of history through student/school projects

WHEN:       DEADLINE for entries is May 17th, 2018

WHERE:    Schools may submit the top three student entries from each category through interoffice mail

Deliver to: Elem. History ContestDepartment: Instructional Services

 

HOW:        All entries will be judged based on criteria described by the District

RECOGNITION:    Student projects will be recognized at a SJCSD school board meeting.  Prizes awarded in each category.


The St. Johns County Elementary Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Fair

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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ESSAY AND ART CONTEST

Florida Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

September 15–October 15
“A Recognition of the Role of Hispanic-Americans in Shaping Florida Today”

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

~ Student winners will earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship ~

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month contests for students and educators. Florida K-12 students are invited to participate in the essay and art contests. Parents, students, teachers and principals are also invited to nominate full-time, outstanding educators for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.

 

The theme for this year’s essay and art contests is “A Recognition of the Role of Hispanic-Americans in Shaping Florida Today.” Students are asked to share how Hispanic Floridians have impacted our state’s history and culture. More information about the contests and Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month is available at www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com.

This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month featured artist is Carmen Sasieta.

About the Student Contests

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.

Essay Contest for Grades 4-12: The Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4 through 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). Winners will receive a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

 

All entry forms and guidelines for the contests, as well as additional information about Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month and other related events, can be found at www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com.

Contest Entries and Nominations

Student contest forms and educator nomination forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com.  Please mail your forms to:

Volunteer Florida

3800 Esplanade Way

Suite 180

Tallahassee, FL 32311

All entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online and received by 5:00 p.m. September 12, 2017.

For additional information about Florida’s Hispanic Heritage, contests and other related events, please visit www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com.


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 Friday, 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 Friday, 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

 


 


ST. JOHNS COUNTY DISTRICT SPELLING BEE

January 17, 2018

9 a.m.

First Coast Technical College
2980 Collins Avenue
Building C
St. Augustine, FL  32084


 

Regional Science Fair
February 7, 2018

Awards Ceremony

February 8, 2018

First Coast Technical College

2980 Collins Avenue

Building C

St. Augustine, FL  32084

Fair Information

Contact Marna Fox for more information.

State Science Fair
March 27-29, 2018

Additional resource:
International Science Fair Website


History Fair / Project Judging
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
First Coast Technical College, Building C
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Public Viewing of Projects
Thursday, February 22, 2018
First Coast Technical College, Building C
6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony
Thursday, February 22, 2018
First Coast Technical College, Building C
6:30 p.m.

Additional information:
Florida History Fair Website
National History Website

Project categories include: performance, paper, exhibit, website, and documentary.  Category placements (1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention) may be presented for each category, when appropriate. Category placements are not automatically awarded.  The county fair’s judging panel retains the option of determining if a project meets the requirements for competition at the state level. Special awards are also available—each of these has its own unique criteria.


 


 

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Your student could be a winner!

2016-2017 FSPA Student Poetry Contest

Deadline: Entries may be submitted as early as Sept. 15, 2016.   The deadline is Dec. 1, 2016

Entry Fee: None Qualifications: Florida students in Grades 6 through 12

 

PRIZES:: Lee Bennett Hopkins, the noted poet and anthologist (see page 2), has provided a generous donation which will provide cash prizes for all first, second and third-place winners in our student contest as well as FSPA membership for one year.  We are pleased to announce that beginning this year, first place winners in each grade level will be recipients of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for Young People.  

 

Cash prizes in each grade level are as follows:  1st place (the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award)–$25, 2nd place–$15, and 3rd place–$10.  These winners will also receive copies of FSPA’s Anthology 35, in which their winning poems will be published.  All winners, including honorable mentions, will receive award certificates…….Winning poems will be entered in the prestigious National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest, where they will compete for more cash awards with prize-winning poems from other states.

FSPA Student Contest Rules


 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month student and teacher contest winners. This year’s theme was “A Recognition of the Role of Hispanic-Americans in Shaping Florida Today,” and the winners were honored during the annual Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the Florida Governor’s Mansion.

Governor Scott said, “Ann and I are proud to recognize these great students and teachers who participated in the Hispanic Heritage Month contests. Our state’s history has, and continues to be, shaped by Hispanic Floridians and I’m glad so many students took the opportunity to explore Florida’s history while having the opportunity to earn a college scholarship.”

First Lady Ann Scott said, “I’m so proud of the students and educators who participated in this year’s contests and Floridians across the state who joined us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Congratulations to these outstanding contest winners, especially the deserving students who earned a college scholarship.”

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said, “Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for Florida students to learn about the many Hispanic-Americans whose hard work and innovation make Florida the best state in the nation. I am proud to recognize the Excellence in Education Award recipients for ensuring Hispanic students and their families have the information and resources necessary to succeed and for sharing their passion for Hispanic heritage in their schools and communities. I also commend the three students who earned 4-year Florida College Plan scholarships through the Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest; this is a life-changing opportunity to accomplish their education goals, and I am confident they will make the most of it.”

Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus said, “Volunteer Florida is honored to join Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott to present awards to these outstanding students and educators. We are incredibly grateful for the many partners who made the recognition event possible – particularly the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, which provided three, 4-year Florida College Plan scholarships. Volunteer Florida was also thrilled to present the Champion of Service Award to an outstanding college student and service leader.”

Award recipients are as follows:

Essay winners:

  • Elementary School Category: Ayan Nallamshetty
    Fifth grade, MacFarlane Park Elementary, Hillsborough County
  • Middle school Category: Charleigh Ann Wood
    Sixth grade, Pasco Middle School, Pasco County
  • High School Category: Lina Neraas
    Twelfth grade, J.R. Arnold High School, Bay County

 

Excellence in Education Award winners:

  • Elementary School Category: Gloria Matos, Greensboro Elementary School, Gadsden County
  • Middle School Category: Tzeitel Chacon-Rosado, FAU Lab School, Palm Beach County
  • High School Category: Romina Jannotti, Paul J. Hagerty High School, Seminole County

 

Student Art Contest winners:

  • Noah Henry, Coral Reef Elementary, Miami-Dade County
    Title of art: “Spring”
  • Sophia Maxine Gatdula, Wyndham Lakes Elementary Schools, Orange County
    Title of art: “Latin Florida”
  • Honorable Mention: Gabriel H. Mikati, Pinewood Elementary, Martin County
    Title of art: “Florida Melting Pot”

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