FAQs
Do I need to purchase Frigo® Cheese Heads® Snack Cheese to participate?
No purchase of any kind is necessary to participate.
What schools are eligible for nomination?
You may nominate any U.S. school (public, private, parochial) that enrolls students in any grade from kindergarten through 8th. For example, both K–6 grade schools and 7–9 middle schools would qualify.
I have kids in more than one school. How many schools can I nominate?
You may nominate up to two qualifying schools.
How many times can I vote for a school?
The ten finalist schools are announced on November 17, 2017, and public voting begins on November 18, 2017. At that point, you may vote once per day until the voting period ends on November 30, 2017.
How will nominations be judged?
Between November 1 and November 17, 2017, our judges will select ten finalist schools from among all entries based on the following criteria:
  • Overall Appeal (50%)
  • Practicality (50%)
Are home schools eligible?
No, only state-accredited educational institutions are eligible.
How long can my nomination essay be?
Please submit a nomination essay no shorter than 50 words and no longer than 200 words.
How much do the winning schools receive?
One (1) winning school will receive $10,000. Nine (9) runner-up schools will each receive $2,500.
When will winning schools be notified and announced?
After the public voting phase ends on November 30, 2017, we'll notify the winning and runner-up schools on or around December 30, 2017. Winning/runner-up schools will be announced after required qualification.
 
60 WINNING TEACHERS  EACH RECEIVE A $500  VISA® GIFT CARD*.
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*$500 will be paid in the form of a Visa® Gift Card. The GiftCards.com Visa Gift Card is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. The Visa Gift Card can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the US. No cash or ATM Access. MetaBank and Visa are not the sponsor of the Contest. Card may have fees that reduce winnings. Funds do not expire.