ReadTheory Knowledge Week Global Competition

ReadTheory is getting the new term off to a competitive start! From January 24th to January 30th, have your students compete with students from around the world in our Knowledge Week Global Competition!

Earn as many points as you can to win our Grand Prize of a $150.00 Amazon Gift Card. The top nine runners-up will each receive a $40.00 Amazon Gift Card.

How to Enter:

  1. Sign up your classes for the global competition from the activities page in your teacher account beginning on January 11th.
  2. Beginning at 12:01AM EST on January 24th, students will complete quizzes and earn knowledge points to move up the rankings! The competition will be weighted based on class size, so everyone has the same chance of victory if they work hard!
  3. Be on the lookout for daily updates on Twitter with the current rankings.
  4. All points must be earned by 11:59PM EST on January 30th to qualify toward the competition.
  5. Winners will be notified via email in the following week (and then we’ll brag about you on social media as well!)

We hope you and your students will join in on the fun and maybe be one of our lucky winners!


Want to read some legal mumbo-jumbo about the competition rules? Keep reading!

Terms and conditions of the competition organized by ReadTheory.org for the week of January 24th – January 30th, 2022

Contest Organizer: The promoter and organizer of the give-away is ReadTheory.org. The way to contact the organizer is via email at support@readtheory.org

Mechanics: Participants will need to “opt-in” by creating an activity for their students within their teacher account for ReadTheory.org.

Established Periods: Points can be earned by students within the entire period of the competition beginning at 12:00AM EST January 24th, 2022 and running until 11:59PM EST on January 30th, 2022. Winners will be announced by 12:00 PM EST on February 7th, 2022.

Prize: The prize consists of $150.00USD Amazon Gift Card for the grand prize winner and a $40.00 Amazon Gift Card for those in 2nd-10th place.

ReadTheory.org reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this contest as it sees fit. Competition entries not valid where prohibited by law.

ReadTheory Staff, Reading and Writing, Improved
Written by ReadTheory Staff, Reading and Writing, Improved

23 replies on “ReadTheory Knowledge Week Global Competition”

Gabriel Gomez says:

Does the money go to classroom students or to individual students?

Stacy D says:

The prize is awarded to the class, not the individual student. Let us know if you have any additional questions!

Jillian says:

Hello! We are located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and we were wondering if we are still able to participate. Thanks.

Stacy D says:

Yes! The competition is worldwide!

Kristylynn J McKenzie says:

Is there a minimum number of students required for a class to participate?

Stacy D says:

No, a class of any size can compete! The scores and rankings will be based on class average, so it does not matter if a class consists of 1 student or 100.

Keisha Jennings-Samuels says:

I tutor students. Can we participate in this competition too?

Stacy D says:

Yes! Everyone can compete!

Inga K. says:

Hi, if I chose the regular weekly reading for my classes, will this activity count towards the contest or students will need to be given another load of reading by the site anyway? What I mean is if they have to complete two different reading tasks at the same time…

Stacy D says:

Hello! If you have enrolled your students in the competition, then everything they read during the week will count towards it. They will not need to complete 2 separate tasks.

Marianne Deitche says:

Hi! Is there a flyer or something that hypes this up for the students? Or is that my job? ?

Stacy D says:

Hi! We will leave it to you to decide how to best hype your students. Good luck to them!

Paula M Day says:

My class is so excited about participating. Will you let us know how many classes are in the competition? Thanks!

Stacy D says:

We’re so excited that they are so excited! Once the competition begins, you can view how many teams are competing by navigating to your “Activities” page, as well as where your class ranks among all of the teams competing. Good luck!

Rachel says:

Are student names published on Twitter or name of class?

Stacy D says:

Only the class name of your choice will be publicly available. We will never release individual student names.

Meg Edwards says:

I can’t see how to sign up for the comp? I have assigned activities (under free account) – is that sufficient?

Stacy D says:

Hi! To sign your class(es) up to participate in the event, please navigate to your “Activities” page located in your top toolbar. Click “Create New Activity”, select “2022 Knowledge Week Competition”, choose which class(es) you would like to participate in the competition, and then assign a name to your class. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR CLASS NAME WILL BE VIEWABLE TO OTHER TEACHERS AROUND THE WORLD IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR CLASS IS RANKED AMONGST THE TOP 10.

Once you have registered, the competition will automatically begin for your students at 12:00 AM EST on January 24th and end at 11:59 PM EST on January 30th. No further action will need to be taken by you or your students

Amanda says:

Hello! Two questions:
1. I have read that the prize will be given to the whole class. Please could you confirm whether the prize be given to the class as a collective or to each individual within the class?
2. I cannot see any KP or passages read numbers under the competition list in Activities (usually when students do competitions we can see a live count of their KP and passages read). The students have entered the competition (‘start activity’) so I’m unsure why this information is not available?
Thank you in advance for your response 🙂

Stacy D says:

Hey! You are correct, there is one prize given to the teacher for the group, not to the individual students. You should be able to view quiz history & knowledge points under your Activities page. If you are still encountering this issue please message support so that we can research the issue.

sarah kitchens says:

Woohoo!! Go 5b!

Hallie Seiwell says:


This post says the competition ends at 11:59 on January 30th, but in the activity, it says 1 day left. Can you clarify exactly when the competition ends?


Paula M Day says:

Hi! Is there any way we can see how many knowledge points the teams in the top 10 places have? My students want to know how many they need to beat : )

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