Voting is now open for Bananagrams Inc.‘s third annual Bananagrams Challenge. The company provided free resources to schools around the country to host Bananagrams tournaments, and consumers can casting their vote online for the 2018 “Top Banana.”
Bananagrams created the challenge to help boost vocabulary and spelling skills in an interactive way in schools. The first 1500 schools that registered received a School Challenge Participation Kit worth $50, and the winning student will receive $1,000 for his or her school.
Following the in-school play, teachers were asked to submit a short entry on what the Challenge meant to their students and school, highlighting their regional winner. The top three entries are now available on the Bananagrams Facebook page for America to cast its vote for their favorite. There will be additional prizes for the longest valid word played in a grid, most students participating, and the classroom that goes the most bananas with décor.
To date, more than 70,000 students have taken part in the U.S. Challenge, which was previously only open to New England schools. A Bananagrams Challenge takes place simultaneously in the U.K.