Every year the students and schools who participate make the Vocab Bowl bigger and better, so this year we're hosting a kickoff event that's bigger and better too!

On October 1 at 1:00 p.m. we're hosting our first live virtual kickoff celebration, and you're invited! That means whether your students are learning in person, remotely, or in a hybrid setting, everyone can come! And whether you're in it to win it or just getting started this season, there's something for everyone at the big event that'll get you pumped to play, compete, and learn.


What: Virtual Vocabulary Bowl Kickoff
  • Compete in a virtual vocab scavenger hunt
  • Enter live drawings for fun prizes
  • Play in a nationwide Vocab Jam
  • Rally for special Division I, II and III Top 10 certificates
  • Share your #BOWLGOALS

When: October 1, 2020 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Thanks to all the teachers and students who joined us on October 1, 2020!

Who: Open to teachers and students in the U.S. and Canada*

Get ready!

Here are a few ways to get the most out of the special event:

  • Consider having a class watch party on Zoom or Google Meet
  • Make sure your students are signed up on Vocabulary.com and have selected your school
  • Explore your county, state, and division leaderboards
  • Set a #BOWLGOAL to work toward together

New Teacher Resources

Want some ideas to help you build some Bowl momentum in your classroom? Set your students up for success with these helpful resources:

And in case in case you missed it, check out the preseason roundup:

20202021 Vocab Bowl Season Preview

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* All teachers and students in K–12 schools in the United States and Canada are invited to the virtual kickoff event. All students attending K–12 schools in the United States and Canada are eligible to participate in the Vocabulary Bowl. Learn how to play for your school, and read the full contest rules for details.


Have questions? Email bowl@vocabulary.com.