And that’s a wrap for another huge Word Mania competition! Word Mania 2023 saw students from all over the world (78 countries in fact) compete in the largest online word-building competition going around.

How many of the 7+ million minutes did you spend playing?

We’re so proud of the efforts of everyone who participated. Special congratulations to all our winners named below.

And to the student(s) who built the word electroencephalographs – just wow!!

Words built: 52,471,796
Minutes spent playing: 7,337,859
Games played: 2,445,953
Students participating: 132,907
Schools participating: 1,817
Countries: 78
Highest point score in a single game: 51,254
Longest words: electroencephalographs, internationalisations

Congratulations to the following schools that are sharing in $200,000 worth of prizes.

Australia & New Zealand

YEAR 1Maranatha Christian SchoolPeregian Springs State SchoolBerwick Primary School
YEAR 2Richard Johnson Anglican SchoolMaranatha Christian SchoolHazel Glen College
YEAR 3St. Paul's Primary School, Mount LawleyBerwick Primary SchoolLeongatha Primary School
YEAR 4Australian Christian College Moreton (Qld)St Michael's College PrimarySt Louis De Montfort's Primary School
YEAR 5Peregian Springs State SchoolMacGregor State School (Qld)John The Baptist Catholic Primary School
YEAR 6Waverley Christian CollegeMedina Primary SchoolRichard Johnson Anglican School
YEAR 7Paraparaumu Beach SchoolKolbe Catholic CollegeWaimea Intermediate School
YEAR 8Caringbah HighBurnie High SchoolChatham High School
YEAR 9Glenmore Park High SchoolAtwell CollegeMountain Creek SHS

United Kingdom

YEAR 1Uxendon ManorWestclyst Community Primary SchoolBroadclyst Community Primary School
YEAR 2Broadclyst Community Primary SchoolSt John's NorthwoodMonkerton Community Primary School
YEAR 3First Baptist Christian SchoolUxendon ManorSt Cedd's School
YEAR 4Sacks MorashaReigate St Mary's Preparatory And Choir SchoolSouthmead Primary School
YEAR 5Westpark SchoolDean Close St John’sSacks Morasha
YEAR 6Uxendon ManorOakington Manor SchoolBroadclyst Community Primary School
YEAR 7West Bromwich Collegiate AcademyCollege Francais Bilingue De LondresMerchant Taylors' Prep
YEAR 8College Francais Bilingue De LondresMerchant Taylors' PrepChiltern Academy
YEAR 9College Francais Bilingue De LondresPortree High SchoolWestfield Academy

Global Region (EMEA, Asia, USA)

YEAR 1Al Tarbya Al Mutamieza SchoolsUniversity Schools (Early Primary Boys)Rowad Abha School
YEAR 2Al Tarbya Al Mutamieza SchoolsSushila Birla Girls SchoolBirla High School (Junior Section)
YEAR 3GiljaskóliMySchool InternationalAl Moutaqadimah School Aqiq Branch
YEAR 4Pristine Private SchoolAl Tarbya Al Mutamieza SchoolsSushila Birla Girls School
YEAR 5Aqeeq International School For BoysSt. Mary's International SchoolAqeeq International School For Girls
YEAR 6Ibn Roshd Al Jazeerah School BoysNew Capital English SchoolsAl Tarbya Al Mutamieza Schools
YEAR 7Aqeeq International School For BoysBirla High School MukundapurAl Tarbya Al Mutamieza Schools
YEAR 8Ibn Roshd Al Jazeerah School BoysAqeeq International School For GirlsAqeeq Egyptian Section For Boys
YEAR 9Aqeeq International School For BoysAqeeq International School For GirlsIbn Roshd Al Jazeerah School Boys

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