FloridaShines 3D Contest FAQ


**Please note: This contest has closed**

Q: When does the FloridaShines 3D Contest begin and end?

A: The contest officially begins at noon ET on Monday, November 21, 2016. The contest ends at noon ET on Sunday, January 15th, 2016. All submissions must be received by the contest deadline in order to be considered. Visit the Contest Rules page for more information.


Q: How can I let others know about the FloridaShines 3D Contest?

A: A flyer for the contest can be found here.


Q: Who is eligible to enter?

A: The contest is open to any student who is currently enrolled in a public, private, or charter school in Florida. This includes all K-12 schools, any of the state’s public or private colleges and universities, and all vocational schools. For more information, refer to “Who Can Enter?”.


Q: I am home-schooled. Can I still enter the contest?

A: Yes.


Q: I am a teacher and would like to use this contest as a class project. May my class submit an entry as a group project?

A: Yes. If entering as a class or group, please register the entry under the teacher’s name (or other adult over 18). You may indicate on the entry form that it is a class submission.


Q: I’m under 18. Do I need my parents’ approval to enter?

A: Yes. If you are under 18, you will need to print your entry form and get your parent or guardian to sign it. You can then scan or photograph the signed form and include it with your entry as an attachment. (Note: If you are under 18 and entering the contest as part of a school class or group, you do not have to include the signed form as long as your teacher or other adult should submits the entry under their name, on behalf of the class or group.) Visit the Contest Rules page for more information.


Q: How do I enter?

A: To enter the contest, simply go to floridashines.org/3D and submit a completed Entry Form, along with the required file attachments. All submissions must be received by the contest deadline in order to be considered.


Q: Will there be prizes?

A: Each contestant (or group) will receive a certificate. Winners in each category will receive a special certificate recognizing their accomplishments. Based on availability, sponsor-donated prizes may also be awarded to one or more winners in each category. Refer to the Prizes page for more information.


Q: When will the winners be announced?

A: Winners will be announced at the Future of Education Technology Conference in January 2017. A list of winners will be published on the contest website and The Orange Grove home page.


Q: What happens to my 3D submission after the contest is over?

A: All submissions will be added to The Orange Grove, a free digital repository of shared instructional materials and learning objects that Florida’s teachers can access and use as part of their courses.


Q: Who do I contact if I have questions?

A: We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about the contest. You can email your question to help@flvc.org. Please note, however, that we can’t provide you with help about your 3D printer, your project, 3D materials, or other topics unrelated to the contest itself.