The FHSAA Announces Sixth Annual Sunshine State Spirit Showdown Competition

Gainesville, Fla. – The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) welcomes all member schools to participate in the 2018-2019 Sunshine State Spirit Competition. Entries will begin today Oct. 15 and the deadline to submit is Feb. 1.

The Sunshine State Spirit Showdown is a competition designed to promote good sportsmanship and school spirit. It was created in 2013, with the idea of the school community to come as one to create something exciting and unique.

The criteria for submissions are schools must submit a video that is 90-seconds to three minutes in length. The video must contain a 30-second part on why that school has the best student section in the state; content must be appropriate; and uploaded onto FHSAA’s YouTube Channel.

Judging will come from FHSAA’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and social media fan voting will count as bonus points towards the overall score. The videos will be ranked based on the following categories: positive emphasis, student body and community participation, spirit, originality, creativity and organization.

The winner will be announced on March 12. They will receive a plaque and banner from the FHSAA that will be presented at a pep rally hosted by the winning school.

Past winners of the contest include: Clay High School (Green Cove Springs), Fort Walton Beach, River Ridge (New Port Richey) and Choctawhatchee (Fort Walton Beach). All member schools have the opportunity to showcase videography and creativity when submitting a video

Click here for more information about the Sunshine State Spirit Showdown.

For updates follow @FHSAA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Use #FLSquad, the official hashtag for the Sunshine State Spirit Showdown, to join the conversation.

About the FHSAA

The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida

About the SAAC

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will provide a voice in the FHSAA governance structure to the Association’s largest constituency – the more than 240,000 participating student-athletes. The committee will focus on the following areas: current issues facing student-athletes, input regarding rules and regulations, input on FHSAA special initiatives (e.g., sportsmanship program), and promoting a positive image of the student-athlete.