Vocabulary.com announces new custom leaderboards. Now you can create your own mini-version of the Vocabulary Bowl with up to 50 schools of your choosing.

Customization Fuels Motivation

Here at Vocabulary.com we believe that the more students play and compete, the more they learn. That's why we've created a new feature that lets users create their very own leaderboards. Imagine vying for vocabulary supremacy with the other schools in your district, besting the school that snatched the debate club trophy from you last year, or even taking down your rivals on the football field by choosing words as your weapon. Now it's possible when you select them — or any schools out there — as your opponents on a custom Vocabulary Bowl leaderboard.

Bowl Local.

You've heard of Shop Local. And Eat Local. Well, now it's time to Bowl Local. That's because knowing where you stand in the competition can make the friendly gamesmanship of the Bowl a lot more fun. There is something palpably motivating about battling wits with opponents who live in your corner of the map, and when the prospect of besting a known competitor gets students hungrier for vocabulary improvement, everybody wins.

 

Three custom leaderboards.

 

The hard part? Finding a catchy name.

Creating a custom league is utterly simple. Just click on the Create a Leaderboard button, select a school to start, and then Vocabulary.com will suggest others in the region. Choose from the suggestions, or use the search field to customize your list. Save your selections and — presto! Your brand-new very own custom leaderboard will now appear on your leaderboards home page. You can update it at any time, which will come in handy when you want to add other contenders and create even more mini-Bowls! The consensus among folks who have tried this out is that the only tricky part of creating a custom leaderboard is coming up with a catchy name.

 

 

Create. Share. Follow.

Now that you've come up with a snazzy name, it's time to share your leaderboard with your friends and colleagues.  When you create a leaderboard or follow one that was shared with you, it will appear on your leaderboards homepage. Leaderboards that include schools you're playing for will also appear on your round summary page. Now, when you finish every round, you can see how your effort is propelling your school to victory.

Challenge Accepted

Creating your own leaderboards is all about bringing the Bowl closer to home. And that means an open, friendly approach to participation. If you like, you can share your new leaderboard with anyone you choose. If not, that's okay, too! And no school will ever be snubbed, because Vocabulary.com believes that if you want to see how you stack up against any other school out there in the Bowl universe, that's just fine and dandy.

Smaller Playing Field, Bigger Dreams

The ability to create your own version of the Bowl with up to fifty schools is one way that Vocabulary.com gives you the power to match the size of your playing field to the size of your ambitions. While word learning is just as powerful in any arena, when you choose to compete among a smaller number of schools, your shot at vocabulary greatness becomes more attainable. The custom leaderboard feature is just one of the ways the Vocabulary Bowl gives schools of all types and sizes more ways to compete this season, in addition to new divisions for school type and school size alongside the Overall Words Mastered standings.

Want to ignite a culture of word learning in your school? Create your own leaderboard, give your students a platform to compete on turf that they really care about, and bring the Vocabulary Bowl home to your corner of the map.