TAMPA, FL. — September 24, 2013. The Florida State Fair Authority is seeking nominations of outstanding African American and Hispanic individuals who exemplify a commitment to excellence and have enhanced Tampa or Florida’s rich heritage and culture within their respective communities. Nominees must be Hispanic or African American descent and may be from the public or private sector.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The nomination deadline is October 31, 2013. Please review the nomination criteria included with the nomination form before submitting a nomination.
Nomination Forms are attached. If for some reason you cannot open the form, you may call (813) 627-4319 to request the form be sent to you by fax, e-mail or mail.
All nominations will be reviewed by the Fair Authority’s African American and Hispanic Advisory committee members who will choose up to five candidates/nominees from each minority group. The public will then get to vote for their favorite nominee to determine those selected for the honor. Honorees will be recognized on the Wall of Fame at the Florida State Fair. The honorees and/or their immediate family members (if the nominee is deceased) will be invited to the ceremony and presentation taking place on the first Saturday of the 2014 Florida State Fair on February 8, 2014.
The 110th annual Florida State Fair, will take place February 6-17, 2013. The Florida State Fair – always in Tampa and always in February – is organized by the Florida State Fair Authority under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Commissioner Adam Putnam. The Florida State Fair Authority operates from revenues generated from the annual State Fair and other ongoing events during the year. The Florida State Fair Authority does not receive any state tax appropriations from Hillsborough County, City of Tampa, nor the State of Florida.
For more information about the Florida State Fair or the Fairgrounds, visit online www.floridastatefair.com, call toll-free (800) 345-FAIR or (813) 621-7821.
For media inquiries, please contact: Teena Tatro – Sales & Marketing Coordinator for the Florida State Fair Authority; E-mail Teena.Tatro@FreshFromFlorida.com Office #: (813) 627-4319
Cell #: (813) 506-7151