The 2017-2018 Vocabulary Bowl season starts on October 1st. Over one million students from thousands of schools across North America will play, compete and learn. Are you ready to put your school on the map?

It's Always a Good Time to Start
The sooner you start, the better chance you have of competing for titles and trophies. But no matter when you get the urge to go for it, it's always a good time to start playing the Vocabulary Bowl.

While the official season runs from October 1st through April 30th, our leaderboards also let you vie for vocabulary supremacy every day, week and month of the year. Monthly champions banners are awarded to the top school year 'round, so this is an all-the-time, anytime kind of academic competition.

We've designed it this way because we want every day to be a good day to put your school on the Vocabulary Bowl map and your students on the path to vocabulary improvement. It takes just seconds to sign up and select your school, and from that moment on every word your students master counts for your school in the competition.

Download the Teacher Kick-off Kit
Whether you're a newbie or a veteran contender, it's good to have a little inspiration and a tangible plan. That's why we've put together this printable Teacher Kick-off Kit. Use the calendar to plan your monthly word-learning targets, or display the quotes and mini-posters to spruce up your bulletin boards. We've also included a snappy-looking award certificate so that you can recognize achievement wherever and whenever you see it.

Printable award certificates and Vocabulary Bowl slogans

Set Goals
You know what they say — a goal without a plan is just a wish. So if you're hoping to see your school atop the leaderboards this season, start with small goals and work your way up. Think about these possibilities:

  • Which class can master the most words for your school in a week?
  • Can your school win your county for a month?
  • Do you have what it takes to rank in the top ten for your state this month?
  • Is winning your state for the season and claiming a State Champion banner within reach?
Watch your school rise on the real-time leaderboards.

Once your students get a taste of the excitement that occurs when you watch your school jockeying for position on the leaderboards, they'll probably have their own ideas about what they want to strive for.

We are brimming with excitement about the upcoming season, and would love to hear your stories as your school creates a culture of word learning and gets into competing in the Vocabulary Bowl. Drop us a line at