Happily, however, all you have to do is watch the 10 winning videos embedded in this post to see that many of this year's 600-plus submissions met, if not exceeded, our previous standard.
It's clear students had a great time making these, since we had a wonderful time judging them — in fact, we literally LOLed throughout. We chose winners based chiefly on how well or creatively each video showed an understanding of the word and its use in a specific context, and we were sticklers for the rules. (Just like last year, a few excellent entries didn't make the winner's circle because the word's pronunciation or part of speech was missing.)
At Vocabulary.com, we are particularly proud of teacher Elizabeth Ellison's students at the Robert C. Fisler School in Fullerton, CA. Many of them submitted videos, and two made it into the contest's top 20, including Aldric G.'s "Somnambulist," the winner overall! Celine T. and Nicole V. also made the cut with their video for "Evocative."
So thank you again to everyone who participated, and, especially, to the teachers who devoted class time to the project. If you're interested in telling us how you wove the contest in your curriculum, we'd love to know. Please, post a comment below. And now, without further ado: nine more Top 10 Winners, and 10 Runners-Up.
The Top 10 Winners
Malleable by Megan, Brenna and Emily
And 10 Runners-Up
Luxuriate by Krystal, Alexis, and Kaycee
Rant by Erica and Clair
Melee by Chad K. and Brendan D.
Jettison by Sophia, Ally, and Sarah
Evocative by Celine T. and Nicole V.
Putrid by Austin K. and Hannah G.
Wanderlust by Tamara T.
Verbose by Mallory and Jake
Contortion by Griffin D.
Judges: Ben Zimmer, Georgia Scurletis and Adam Cooper from Vocabulary.com; Shannon Doyne, Michael Gonchar and Katherine Schulten from The Learning Network.
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