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1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected from each region.

1st Place: $100

2nd Place: $75

3rd Place: $50

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Required Forms:

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Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

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Essay Challenge - Middle School - 6th - 8th Grade

Express in your own words the importance of agriculture, technology, transportation or tourism as it relates to Florida’s economy today. Write an essay using the following scenario:

Using the Florida's Financial History website, choose one of the following categories: Agriculture, Technology, Tourism or Transportation. Each of these categories focuses on important visionaries and key events that sparked growth and development in areas throughout the state. Write an essay that illustrates the category’s historical importance in our state’s success today.

Judging Criteria

  • Organization: Writing flows logically with clear structure
  • Vocabulary & Style: Choice of words, use of descriptive phrases, clear sentence structure and illustration of topic
  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
  • Neatness & Structure: General appearance of essay

Contest Regions:

Region 1: North Florida

Region 2: Central Florida

Region 3: South Florida

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