Escambia County Tax Collector Chief of Staff Richard Stone and Escambia School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas recognized the 2019 Kids Tag Art winners at the Escambia County School Board meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Kids Tag Art is a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for Escambia County schools.
“This year’s students have created terrific works of art, and everyone in Escambia County can show their pride by ordering a tag,” stated Escambia County Tax Collector Scott Lunsford.
Now in its sixth year, this year’s art collection encompasses creative designs from students from 17 different elementary, middle and high schools throughout the county. Each school submits two winners, and from these designs, Lunsford chose Amelia Hoffman, from Jim Bailey Middle School as the “Tax Collector’s Choice” winner and Thomas selected Daniel Perkins, from Washington High School as the “Superintendent’s Choice” winner.
All winning designs are available to order at EscambiaTaxCollector.com. Funds raised from the artwork sales directly support arts education in Escambia County. All money raised will help supplement art classroom teaching resources.
Kids Tag Art is a school art project that inspires art students to design their own specialty plate, learning the practical application of tag art and fashioned after Florida’s 120 specialty license plates. This program is modeled after a program started by the Polk County Tax Collector.
“The value of the program is to teach children about specialty plates and how they support worthy causes,” said Lunsford. “It also provides them with the opportunity to be creative in graphic design.”
For more information on the Kids Tag Art Program, to become a sponsor or to order a tag, visit EscambiaTaxCollector.com or email ectc@EscambiaTaxCollector.com.