The Education Committee each year nominates a writer and artist to receive the Florida House Distinguished Author and the Florida House Distinguished Artist award. For authors, the Committee examines the nominees' published work of fiction or non-fiction, and determines who best represents the diverse culture and history of the Sunshine State.
For artist, the Committee examines themes relating to Florida in a variety of mediums.
Gary R. Mormino, Ph.D., Author
A. E. 'Beanie' Backus, Artist *Deceased
Niki and Clyde Butcher, Artists
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Author *Deceased
Christopher M. Still, Artist
Carlton W. Ward, Jr., Author
Jackson Walker, Artist
Bob Beatty, Author
The Highwaymen, Artists