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McDonald’s of Tampa Bay today announced the launch of the Classroom FUNds Contest to celebrate the back-to-school season and reward four local teachers who demonstrate exceptional efforts in furthering students’ education with a $1,000 prize for classroom supplies. The contest is open through September 19, 2014 to teachers with kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms across 13 counties* in Tampa Bay.
“We are very excited to host the first Classroom FUNds Contest as a way to shine a light on our extraordinary teachers and their involvement at their schools and committees,” said Bruce Reid, local McDonald’s owner/operator. “Oftentimes teachers invest their own dollars for school supplies, so this contest will help to provide much needed classroom supplies to teachers who go above and beyond keeping our students engaged and preparing them for a bright future.”
Eligible Tampa Bay teachers are invited to enter the contest by submitting a video, letter, art project – whatever it takes – to highlight how they are making an educational impact and what they would do with the $1,000 prize. There are four categories teachers may enter, including:
– Literacy/language arts
All submissions can be emailed to McDContest@FKQ.com and are due by September 19, 2014.
A panel of judges will review the contest submissions, and the four winners will be selected based on their creativity and how the teacher is making a difference in their classroom.
Learn more about contest submissions, rules and the judging process: Read the Classroom FUNnds Contest official rules (Click on your McDonald’s location, then scroll down to and click on “Classroom FUNds Contest Guidelines” on the right-hand side of the homepage.)
NOTE: Submissions must be completed and received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 19, 2014.
* McDonald’s of Tampa Bay Classroom FUNds Contest is open to teachers with classrooms in Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties. No purchase is necessary. Contest entry is free, but submissions must be from a licensed teacher for grades kindergarten through eighth grade in one of the 13 Tampa Bay counties listed above.
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