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Website of the Day: Great American Word Challenge

Many worry that our digital age (you know where a 15-year-old can win $25,000 at the National Texting Championship!?) has contributed to the illiteracy of children and adults alike, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few people rooting for us. Ubisoft Entertainment has created a semieducational time waster: The Great American Word Challenge. You give the site your email and hometown and it generates a series of fill-in-the-blank word quizzes, offering up a definition and a partially-completed answer. You type in the missing letter to score points and a chance to beat out hundreds of cities across the country for the glory of being the city with the greatest vocabulary.

The city that achieves the highest-cumulative average score takes the title and the prize of a Ubisoft donation of My Word Coach video games and Nintendo DS systems to local NCFL learning centers. Even better, everyone who takes the challenge will be entered to win a trip for two to Washington, DC, and have the chance to win one of two Wiis.

To learn how to post your favorite websites to our Website of the Day group,


I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the Website of the Day group.
  2. Click the pink "Share" menu on the top left side of the page.
  3. Choose "Blog" and “Regular Post.”
  4. Give your story a “Title.”
  5. Fill in the “Body” with a link to your favorite website and the reasons why you love it.
  6. Click “Next."
  7. Choose the audience for your story to “Website of the Day” in the drop-down menu
  8. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Website of the Day").
  9. Change channel to “Technology and Gadgets.”
  10. Fill in tag field with relevant tags.
  11. Click “I’m done” to submit content.

So join the Website of the Day group and share information about all your favorite sites! Yours just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

Join The Conversation
geohiker geohiker 9 years
a fun idea (even for those of us who are spelling-challenged!)
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
Perfect score! Yay.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Sweet. I got a perfect score. How fun!
techgirlGA techgirlGA 9 years
I just had a very similar thing happen as ErinMichele above. "Rappel" -- going quickly down a slope while tied to a rope at the top -- was misspelled as "rapple." There's no such work as "rapple." Makes me kinda doubt the entire challenge if they can't spell words correctly.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Perfect score!
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
That was pretty fun. (I'm a nerd, obviously.) I got a 205/205! :)
ErinMichele1L ErinMichele1L 9 years
Ok, I just took that quiz and the first word they gave me was de*undant. They said dedundant was the correct answer. Dedundant isn't a word... REDUNDANT is. They need to work out the kinks in this thing before they start judging people by it.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Yum - words are delicious. :)
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I <3 word games. I'm a nerd, and proud
Megatron Megatron 9 years
I got a perfect score and made Fremont proud! :)
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