Contests & Events

 2018-2019

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2018 Racial Justice Essay Contest

The Equal Justice Initiative is sponsoring a scholarship contest open exclusively to students in grades 9-12 in St. Johns County only.  This contest coincides with their upcoming dedication of a marker in St. Augustine that will memorialize Isaac Barrett, an African American man lynched in St. Johns County in 1897.  $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded to our own students and winners will be announced at the unveiling of the marker in St. Augustine on October 20, 2018.

Students are asked to interact with a website and respond to a prompt of their choice (about racial justice) via a 700-800 word essay.  Entries must be submitted by October 1.

Racial Justice Essay Contest Flyer

Racial Justice Essay Contest Details


Youth & Young Adult Essay Contest

This contest is designed to educate the public on measures to reduce access to tobacco and nicotine, and the harmful effects of tobacco and nicotine. The contest is year-round and anyone under the age of 21 is eligible to participate. The prize is a $100.00 gift certificate.

For more information visit: Essay Contest


2018 High School Essay Contest
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment

The lawyers and judges of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, through the Middle District Bench Bar Fund and the members of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (link is external), are pleased to invite students currently in grades 10 through 12 in counties in the Jacksonville Division of the Middle District of Florida (Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union) to participate in an essay contest.

Prompt

THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT (link is external) WAS RATIFIED 150 YEARS AGO AND COMMANDED, IN PART, THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE DENIED “EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS.” CONGRESS AND THE COURTS HAVE APPLIED THIS EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE TO OUR RIGHT TO EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES. HOW DOES THE PHRASE, “EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS,” IMPACT YOU AS A STUDENT?

FIRST PLACE: $2,000

SECOND PLACE: $1,000

THIRD PLACE: $500

ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

WWW.FLMD.USCOURTS.GOV

Questions?

Contact Mary Margaret Giannini at (904) 301-6754
or [email protected] (link sends e-mail)

DEADLINE

NOON, OCTOBER 15, 2018


Florida State Poets Association, Inc.

2018-2019 FSPA Student Poetry Contest

Deadline: Entries may be submitted as early as Sept. 15, 2018.   The deadline is Dec. 1, 2018

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

Poetry Contest Rules


 THEME:     TBA

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

WHAT:       A celebration of history through student/school projects

WHEN:

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

Deliver to: Elem. History Contest Department: 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.


Science · Technology · Engineering · Mathematics

STEM_logo-01Who:         Attendees include school-selected student representatives, parents, teachers, administrators, expo participants, and community members.

What:        The purpose of this event is to encourage and celebrate student interest in STEM, with the primary goal being to promote student use of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to solve real world problems.

When:       March 2, 2019 from 8-11am

Where:      Palencia Elementary School
355 Palencia Village Dr.
St. Augustine, FL 32095

Details:      Parking for the event will be marked with signage. Student representatives should arrive before 8am to ensure enough time to set up their project display. It is recommended that student representatives dress appropriately for the event. All attendees should enter and check-in through the main school entrance. Students can expect to discuss their project, meet STEM professionals, and participate in a STEM challenge (see itinerary for details).

Click here for more information!

 


Florida Hispanic Heritage Month - A Celebration Of Innovative Hispanic-American Leaders

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ESSAY AND ART CONTEST

Florida Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

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 2018 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 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month contests for students and educators and invited Florida K-12 students 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 Celebration of Innovative Hispanic-American Leaders.” 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 Juan “One” Sepúlveda.

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 received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 15, 2018. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.

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.

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 Monday, October 15, 2018. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.

Awards: Winners will be notified after October 22, 2018. 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.

2018 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form(.PDF)

2018 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.

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 Monday, October 15, 2018. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.

Awards: Winners will be notified after October 22, 2018. 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

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Online Submission

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Parent/Legal Guardian Waiver Form (required for Online Submission)

Paper Submission

2018 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)

2018 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF) – Spanish


 


SPELLING BEE

ST. JOHNS COUNTY DISTRICT SPELLING BEE

January 23, 2019

9 a.m.

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


 

science-fairRegional Science Fair
February 13, 2019

Awards Ceremony
February 14, 2019
6:30 p.m.

First Coast Technical College

2980 Collins Avenue

Building C

St. Augustine, FL  32084

Fair Information

Contact Marna Fox for more information.

State Science Fair
TBD

Additional resource:
International Science Fair Website


National History Day Competition

0919F7B8-0118C716History Fair / Project Judging
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
First Coast Technical College, Building C
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Public Viewing of Projects
Thursday, March 7, 2019
First Coast Technical College, Building C
6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 7, 2019
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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