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Celebrate Florida Black History!

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First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces

2022 Black History Month Student and Educator Contests

Student essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation

Tallahassee, Fla. —  Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the theme for this year’s Black History Month contests will be Celebrating African-American Contributions to Florida’s History and released information regarding the student art and essay contests, as well as the Excellence in Education awards. Black History Month is celebrated each year in the month of February.

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JEA Poster Contest

by Ashley Rogan -

Overview of Poster Contest

JEA cordially invites students to participate in our 2022 “Drop Savers" poster contest. Students in Division 1 through Division 5 (grades K through 12th) are encouraged to create a poster depicting a water conservation idea, in slogan form, drawing form, or both. The contest teaches elementary and middle school aged children about the importance of water conservation. We feel that our best opportunity to conserve water is through a long-range education and awareness program, and what better way than to begin with our young people.


Poster Contest Guidelines

Posters will be designated under the following bolded categories:


Division 1: Kindergarten and First grade

Division 2: Second and Third Grade

Division 3: Fourth and Fifth Grade

Division 4: Middle School; Grades Six, Seven and Eight

Division 5: High School; Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth


Poster shall be drawn on the attached form above the solid line. The form is printed on legal size (8.5”x14”), but the drawings portion is 8 ½” x 11”. It could be drawn vertically or horizontally. Please fill in all the information below the line completely.

Each poster must portray a Water Conservation Idea in a slogan, drawing, or both. Students may use crayons, paint, color pencils, or markers. No highlighters, photos, or computer graphics are permitted.

Students must work on posters individually, otherwise posters will be disqualified.

Only original artwork will be accepted (no trade-marked or copyrighted materials).

A completed entry form must be taped to the back of each poster, to include: students name, grade level, school name and teachers name.


Judging (Conducted By Members of the FL Section AWWA - Region II)

Judges will rate the poster for the message, artistic ability, creativity, and originality ( not just artistic ability).

Judges will choose first place winners' poster from each grade division under participation.

Remember that students are to create a poster depicting a Water Conservation idea! "Don't Pollute the Water" is a good theme, but is not really water conservation.

To guarantee your school’s inclusion in the poster contest, you must notify JEA’s contact Tawana Simmons @ of your participation no later than January 19, 2022.

Posters will be picked up directly from the school. Poster submissions mailed directly to JEA or FSAWWA will result in disqualification.


Poster Submission Deadline: February 25, 2022.

































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