2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Art and Essay Contests

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis invite all Florida students to participate in the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month art and essay contests with the theme of “Celebrating Public Service: Hispanic Heritage Month 2019.” Students in grades K-3 have a chance to win a cash prize by submitting their original artwork, and students in grades 4-12 can earn a 4-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship through the essay contest.

Additionally, students, parents, teachers and principals are invited to nominate full-time educators in elementary, middle and high schools for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.

The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019. 

To learn more about Florida’s rich history of contributions by Hispanic-Americans and for more information about the art, essay and educator contests, please visit www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com.