Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott's Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award

Official Rules and Guidelines

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott's Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to all full-time educators in an elementary, middle, or high school in Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary teacher (grades K-5), one middle school teacher (grades 6-8), and one high school teacher (grades 9-12). Nominations may be submitted by a principal, teacher, parent/guardian, or 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 1, 2017. (Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.) Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation. 
  • 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.

Contact Volunteer Florida at (850) 414-7400 for any further questions.

Online Submission

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Paper Submission

2017 Educator Contest Official Rules, Guidelines & Nomination Form (.PDF)

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