Contests & Events

 2017-2018

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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

 


 WHO:        All 3rd, 4th & 5th St. Johns County elementary school students

WHAT:      A celebration of Taking a Stand in History through student/school projects:

  • Theme: Taking a Stand in History
  • Website(Group or Individual entry)
  • Individual Display Board/Model/Exhibit(Group or Individual entry)
  • Essay(Individual entry)

WHEN:       DEADLINE for entries EXTENDED to May 17th, 2017

WHERE:    Schools may submit one student entry for each category through interoffice mail,

Deliver to: Brian Morgan, Elementary History Contest Department: Instructional Services

 

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

RECOGNITION:   

Student projects will be placed on display at the district office and students will be recognized at a St. Johns County School Board meeting.  Prizes awarded in each category.

 


SPELLING BEE

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


 

science-fairRegional 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


0919F7B8-0118C716History 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


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

Click here for more information!

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Your student could be a winner!

cropped-FSPA-Header-212016-2017 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