Volunteer Florida Extends Deadline for 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests


October 17, 2018

Aly Coleman
acoleman@volunteerflorida.org
850-666-2764

Volunteer Florida Extends Deadline for 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

Oct. 17, 2018 – Tallahassee, Fla. – Following Hurricane Michael, Volunteer Florida has extended the deadline for the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month contests to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 for all entrants who live in the 35 counties that, per Governor Rick Scott’s Executive Order, are in a State of Emergency.

All submissions must indicate that they were received from one of the following counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwanee, Lafayette, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Citrus, Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Alachua, Union, Bradford and Baker. Submissions from other counties are ineligible and will not be considered.

On June 8, 2018, Governor Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2018 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.

For more information about the Hispanic Heritage Month contests, please visit www.floridahispanicheritage.com.

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