Registrations for Word Mania 2019 are closed!

Registrations for Word Mania for schools in Australia and New Zealand are now closed. Click the button below to learn more about LiteracyPlanet.

Important Dates

Word Mania is a word-building challenge that’s easy to play but tough to master. Race against the clock to build as many words as you can from 15 letters in just three minutes, and help your school reach the top of the leaderboards!

Practice Round

23 May 2019 – 9 August 2019

Competition Round

12 August 2019 – 23 August 2019

Final Round

28 August 2019 – 30 August 2019

What is Word Mania?

Word Mania is a word-building competition for schools in Australia and New Zealand. It’s based on one of LiteracyPlanet’s most popular exercises and any student from Year 1 to 9 can take part!

How do I enter?

Schools that already use LiteracyPlanet will have access to Word Mania automatically! If you don’t have access, simply click here to register and we’ll set up free competition logins for your students.

How does it help?

Word Mania isn’t just a fun game! It’s proven to develop key literacy skills including spelling and vocabulary. During the competition teachers will have full access to LiteracyPlanet’s features.

Win up to $350,000 in prizes!

LiteracyPlanet is giving your school the chance to win major prizes! There’s up to $350,000 up for grabs with the top performing Word Mania schools and students for each region and year level rewarded with major prizes.

What teachers say about Word Mania:


Tegan Ma
Head Teacher

"The students find it engaging and they’re transferring this knowledge into their reading and writing."


Josephine Parnell
Literacy Coordinator

"The students have really taken to Word Mania this year and they are enjoying the challenge so much."


Jim Rowbotham
Head Teacher

"Students are able to extend what they learn in normal lessons and that’s proved really beneficial."

Improve your student's literacy skills!

Word Mania has been shown to improve the literacy skills of students taking part in the competition. Average game scores have been shown to increase by 36% and the average number of correct words per game have been shown to increase by 20%!

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