BANANAGRAMS has launched it’s 2018 in school challenge this year for 4th thru 6th grades, and it’s even bigger than before. The Bananagrams Challenge is a tournament held each year in schools across the country, and this year they will be even bigger with them giving out free tournament kits for 1,500 schools. Each school that enters in the contest will get two free copies of the game Bananagrams, as well as additional resources and materials to be able to hold the competition, and even a medal for the winner. Each school will then hold their own tournament in an elimination bracket to determine who the Top Banana is for that school. From there the organizer will submit the winner’s name and story along with other stats from the tournament including longest word, number of people who entered, and room with the most banana decor. Out of the winners of from each school, one will be chosen to receive $1,000 for their school, and additional prizes will be given for the longest word, best banana decor, and the highest school participation.
Now you might be asking, why is Banangrams doing this? Well because it’s great advertising, but more importantly it’s to help make learning vocabulary and spelling skills fun, as students will readily bone up on new words in order to win. So if you are a teacher or administrator of your school, head on over to the Challenge page in order to register and find out more information. And even if you are past the initial 1,500 schools, you can still participate, but you will have to bring your own copies of the game to play.