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Chipola College to host Black History Month contest

The Chipola College Black Student Union has planned several events to celebrate Black History Month in February.

The Black Student Union will host an art contest for Chipola students, an essay contest for middle and high school students and a film series for everyone.

The events will be held between February 15–18. 

Art and essay entries should highlight the theme: “facilitating awareness of the struggles, controversies, inequities, accomplishments, and contributions of African Americans from a global perspective.”

Chipola students are welcome to submit original art in the categories of paintings, drawing, photography, graphic design, 3-D and sculpture, which will be accepted from February 1-12. 

Middle and high school students should email their essays to and the deadline for essay submissions is February 12. 

There is no fee for entering any of the contests.

Winners in each category will earn cash prizes: first, $100; second, $75; third, $50. Door Prizes also will be given away. 

All entrants will receive a Zoom link for winner announcements.

For more information or for entry forms, call (850) 718-2319.

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