CFE Federal Credit Union’s Renovate to Educate Contest. Teacher helping students in classroom.

Tell Us About Your Dream Classroom. Let Us Handle the Rest.

CFE appreciates the work Central Florida teachers perform each year. We also understand the financial demand that teaching our students can present for public teachers. As a way of saying thank you, CFE will renovate three selected teachers’ classrooms during the summer 2018. 

Public elementary school teachers are often creative, idealistic, individuals with big imaginations and bigger hearts.  Let us know what your dream classroom looks like and how a renovation will help support your goal of teaching your students.  Go ahead, dream big. 

Contest Details

  • The contest is open to public elementary school teachers.
  • One winner will be selected from each of the following counties: Orange, Osceola, and Seminole. 
  • Contest winners will receive a classroom renovation (up to $2,000 per classroom).
  • CFE will partner with students from Seminole State College’s Interior Design program to design and renovate your classroom.
  • CFE will present winning teachers with a renovated classroom in August 2018.

Contest Timeline

Submission Entry Period (February through April 2018) 

  • Qualifying applicants are required to complete the online application by Friday, April 20, 2018. 
  • Application includes a brief summary statement on why their classroom deserves to win this renovation and what kind of changes would they like to see. 
  • Applicants must attach at least one picture of the classroom as it currently looks.

Winner's notification (May 2018)

  • Winners will be selected and notified by Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 
  • Panel of CFE employees and school district employees will judge and select winners.

Renovation (Summer 2018)  

  • CFE will bring winners and interns together to brainstorm and further discuss dream classroom. 
  • Interns will sketch and provide drawing of dream classroom back to CFE to review and approve. 
  • Supplies and materials for renovation will be purchased by CFE.
  • CFE employees and SSC interns will work with winning teacher’s school to conduct the actual classroom renovation during the summer break. 

Classroom Reveal (August 2018)

  • Each winning teacher will be surprised and presented with their renovated classroom during pre-planning week of their school.
  • CFE will work with school and winning teacher to determine date of classroom reveal.

Contest Rules


Questions about the Renovate to Educate Contest should be submitted to marketing@mycfe.com.