Contests & Events




St. Johns County Spelling Bee

December 15, 2021

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We are excited to announce the 2021-2022 MLK Essay and Poster Contest.

This year’s theme is, “No one is free, until we are all free”.


The following grade levels are eligible to participate in this year’s essay contest:

  • There are three categories for essay entries:
  • Grades 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12

The following grade levels are eligible to participate in this year’s poster contest:

  • Grades K-5; 6-8, and 9-12

Please click here for contest rules and details.  

All essays and posters are due on January 21, 2022 by 6:00pm to the

SJEA Office at 1260 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite F, St. Augustine, FL 32084. 

Late entries will NOT be accepted.


Middle School Art in the Capitol Contest

The Art in the Capitol Competition, authorized by section 1003.49965, Florida Statutes, is a statewide visual arts competition that requires each school district to annually hold an art competition for all students in grades 6 through 8 attending public schools, private schools and home schools in Florida. The artwork should be judged by a selection committee consisting of art teachers whose students have not submitted work for the competition.

Click here to view the flyer for contest details!

Submissions due by Monday November 1, 2021.

MS Art in the Capitol Slideshow 2021

Page 30 is 2021’s winning submission from SJCSD.

2022 Black History Month Theme and Student Contests

Juneteenth Essay Contest
Click here for more information: 
AAH – Juneteenth Essay Contest – 2021

FEMA Region IV Seeks Young Leaders for Youth Preparedness Council

2022 info coming soon!

WJCT Public Media PBS Kids Writers Contest
2022 info coming soon.

The annual contest is an initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning and is open to any child in grades K-3 who writes and illustrates their own story.

All writers and illustrators, who enter and meet the requirements of the contest, will have their work published online on the WJCT website and receive a certificate. First-, second- and third-place awards will be presented for stories from each grade level; winners will also receive a WJCT PBS Kids prize pack, the opportunity to create a video reading of their story and an invitation to share their story live at Be My Neighbor Day on Saturday, May 9. Winning stories will be eligible for the People’s Choice grand prize, a $100 savings bond.

“WJCT Public Media is proud to provide a platform for our youngest neighbors to share their unique stories through the WJCT PBS Kids Writers Contest,” said David McGowan, President and CEO of WJCT. “Through this contest, we hope to inspire students and their communities to experience the joy of creativity.”

For more information, including official rules and tools to help students create their stories, visit

National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest for 5th Grade Students

As part of the National Missing Children’s Day annual commemoration on date to be determined, the Department of Justice will once again sponsor a national poster contest and will announce the winner at the annual National Missing Children’s Day ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winner of this national contest, along with his or her teacher and parents, are flown to Washington to attend this special ceremony. Schools are invited to join in the efforts to educate children across the country about safety issues by giving your fifth-grade students an opportunity to participate in this poster contest.

Annual Crime Stoppers Poster Contest

2021-2022 Information Coming Soon!

Youth & Young Adult Essay Contest

(Ongoing 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


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

WHAT: A celebration of history through student/school projects

WHEN: 2022 Information Coming Soon!

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.


National History Day Competition

National History Day 2022 Theme:

Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences

St. Johns County School District 2022 National History Day Competition

Details will be posted when available.

Additional information:
Florida History Day 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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