Share your educational word search and lesson plan with My Word Search, and you could win $100 – $500 for your classroom.

To enter, submit a lesson plan that meets the following criteria:

The lesson plan can be for any subject. It should include a word search made at My Word Search as an integral component of the lesson. (Standard fees will be waived for grant submissions.)

The lesson plan is designed for students in any grade between K-12.

All components of the lesson plan must be solely your work, without the use of prepared educational materials available elsewhere.

The lesson plan should be one you plan to use in your classroom in the coming year.

How to Enter

Follow these guidelines to enter. Incomplete submissions will not be eligible to earn a grant.

  • Create your lesson plan. Use whatever format you are most comfortable with; there is not a preferred format for the lesson plan. However, the aim or objective of the lesson should be clear (“Students will be able to…”). It should also be clear how the word search will help accomplish the stated objective.
  • Create your word search.
  • Email to waive the one-time publishing fee.
  • Wait for an email confirming your word search has been unlocked. This should take no longer than 24 hours.
  • Publish your word search once it is unlocked.
  • Fill out the application form. Winners will be notified through the email listed in the form.
  • Remember, no fees are required to apply for this grant. You must follow the steps as outlined above. Applications with unpublished puzzles will not be considered.
  • My Word Search will not own the rights to any submitted word search. All copyrights remain with the creator.

Grant Amounts and Winners:

Five great lesson plans that follow all submission guidelines mentioned above will be chosen. Grant amounts, to be awarded in the form of a Visa gift card, are as follows:

1st place: $500

2nd place: $200

3rd, 4th, & 5th place: $100 each

Winners will be announced (and winning lesson plans will be featured) on the My Word Search blog. Finalists may be selected to win a free subscription to My Word Search.

Submission Deadline

Submit your lesson plan no later than 11:59 PM EST on August 31, 2018. Late submissions will not be eligible to win.

Terms and Conditions

Any teachers who know any of the My Word Search committee members personally are not eligible to win.

There is no cost to apply for this grant.

The grant winners are chosen at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee. The winners and the finalists will be announced by September 30, 2018.

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