What is the Vocabulary Bowl?

The Vocabulary Bowl is a yearly competition where thousands of students across the US and Canada compete to see which school can master the most words on Vocabulary.com.

How It Works

As you play Vocabulary.com, either through our website or our app, you'll rack up achievements and points. Every word you master will be added to your school's overall total. The school that masters the most words between October 1 and April 30 wins the Vocabulary Bowl.

To sign up, simply select your school on the My Account / Profile page.

After the results are tallied for the school year, winners are announced in May. The top middle school and high school are awarded Championship Trophies at a special ceremony held at each school. In addition, the top 100 students at the winning schools are each awarded a medal celebrating their achievement.

Also, we give out a nifty banner to each month's winning school.


To read more about the bowl, or to see the current leaderboards, head over to our Vocabulary Bowl homepage.

Please read our full contest rules for all eligibility details.

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