Governor’s Awards Program



For 36 years, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) has recognized Florida’s most outstanding teachers for their creativity in presenting lessons in economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship. Open to all K-12 teachers, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics is a celebration of best practices and a way of acknowledging the innovation that teachers bring to the classroom.

At the Governor’s Awards, the FCEE will award best practices in five project based categories for elementary, middle and high school grade levels. The FCEE will also recognize one project applicant who is either a first year teacher or new to teaching economics as the Rookie of the Year, and an outstanding Stock Market Challenge educator for Stock Market Challenge Advisor of the Year. Project winners receive:

First Place winners for each age group in each category: $500
Runner-Up winners for each age group in each category: $200

As always, we will recognize one teacher as our Charles C. Harper Economic Educator of the Year. The Harper Award, which includes a $1,000 cash prize, goes  to a teacher who has demonstrated leadership in financial literacy, free enterprise and economic education over a sustained period of time, with evidence of creativity and innovation in teaching these concepts at the local, state and national level.

At GAP, educators from around the state gather to share ideas and inspiration. We provide a breakfast, professional development workshops, a luncheon, and special park passes for you and your guests. It’s a day all about YOU!

Applying is easy! Simply choose a favorite lesson you taught this school year that involves economics, personal finance, entrepreneurship, or free enterprise, fill out our online form and attach the lesson (including supplemental materials). Once we receive your application we will mail you an invitation to be our guest.

The Florida Council on Economic Education is pleased to announce that this year’s Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics will be held at…

Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL!

CLICK HERE for general guidelines and category information.

GAP_2015_Sponsor_BannerProfessional Development Workshops

Professional Development workshops and a continental breakfast will be offered from
8:30–11:00 am for all those wishing to attend.

1) Alexander’s Terrible Horrible No Good Money Day (Kindergarten – 5th)

2) So, Your Students Want to Be Millionaires? (Middle School)

3) So, Your Students Want to Be Millionaires? (High School)

Accommodation reservations can be made at:

Disney’s All Star Sports Resort ($84.24+/night) or Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort ($132.98+/night)

by calling: 407-939-4686 and reserving a room in the FCEE Governor Awards 2015 Room Block


Apply Online

Applications are now available:


Please complete the form below for PROJECT APPLICATIONS:

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  10. DISCLAIMER: Submitted materials will remain property of the FCEE, please make copies of all documents you wish to retain. By submitting your application, you certify that the materials submitted are original and that you have the right to copy and distribute them. You authorize FCEE to use, reproduce, publish and distribute all or any portions of the materials submitted as it sees fit.
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Download List of WINNERS

Download Judging Rubrics Here

 GAP Rubric 2015           EEY Rubric 2015 

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Become A Sponsor

For a listing of Sponsorship Opportunities still available please see our GAP 2014 Sponsor Information Packet or call us at 813-289-8489.

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