Progressive Insurance has launched its second annual “Flo’s Fabulous Food Truck Contest” today, May 16th. The contest is geared towards people hoping to start a food truck business or new food truck business owners, entrants can submit to win $5,000 to help spruce up their vehicle.

Last year’s winner, Kim Baxter, owner of Orlando-based goodfood, used her prize money to make all the necessary updates to her truck, including a fire suppression system and fryer – allowing her to get her business “rolling.” These updates allowed her to almost double her profit margin.

Here’s how it works:

  • Share a photo of your food truck or catering vehicle
  • Tell us how you would spend the $5,000 to spruce up your vehicle
  • Invite your friends, family and customers to vote for your entry.

Not a food truck owner? Vote daily for your favorite food truck to help determine who gets to drive away with the $5,000 prize.

Contest Timeline:

Submission round May 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM (EDT) June 30, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)
Voting round July 1, 2014 @ 12:00 AM (EDT) July 31, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)
Judging round August 1, 2014 @ 12:00 AM (EDT) August 15, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)

The winner will be announced on September 15, 2014.

Visit for additional information and to enter.