Benelux

Contest

Motivate your students with The Big Challenge

Be part of the 630,000 students each year taking part in this educational, in-school event.

12
Nov

Information kits sent out

30
Jan

Registration before this date, if possible

22
Feb

Registration deadline

Mar =>

The Contest. 1/03 - 19/03

20
May

Results and prizes sent out available

15
June

Corrections available

30
May

Results

Awesome prices to win

The Big Challenge should be a positive experience for all students, not just the big winners. That’s why everyone comes away with a prize, recognising their effort in taking part. Top-scoring students receive additional prizes such as trophies, diplomas and electronic prizes.

Regional cup

Discover the World of English

National cup

Bluetooth headphones

Bluetooth Speaker

What they say

Photos of The Big Challenge

FAQs

Is it allowed to register bilingual students and English speakers?

Unfortunately no, it is not allowed.

We are very strict about applying the rule that states “The contest is not open to native English speakers. Nor is it open to bilingual students. It is reserved for students whose knowledge of English has been acquired essentially within the regular school system of the respective country. Native English speaking students who have been registered by mistake will be excluded from regional and national rankings and will not be able to win any of the prizes intended for regional or national winners.”

The contest was created to motivate students who don't speak English as a language of their own. 

What are my tasks as a coordinating teacher?

The Big Challenge coordinating teacher is given the task of organising THE BIG CHALLENGE at their school. You will act as an intermediary between the team of THE BIG CHALLENGE and the teachers at your school whose students are participating. You will take care of the registration process, the organisation of the competition (reception of the contest link and Big Challenge Code as well as the prize packages; organisation of a room and fixing a time when the competition will be held).

 

The coordinating teacher acts as a contact person for us, but can of course also share their tasks with other teachers at the school.

 

 List of all the necessary steps to carry out the Big Challenge at your school:

  1. Register your school with the number of your students online on our website.

  2. After we have received your registration, we will send you a confirmation via e-mail, which also contains the necessary payment information.
    We will send the access to the competition to you at least one week before the competition including a contest link and your schools Big-Challenge-Code. 

  3. To see the contest through at your school, it is important to book a room as well as enough computers/tablets or smartphones for the number of your students. If you don't have enough, it is also possible to plan several rounds to cover all of your students. 

  4. You will receive the results, the rankings and the prizes in a few weeks after the competition.

  5. The last step is the distribution of the prizes and rankings to your students.
Where, how and until when can I register my school?

To register your students for the competition, you can simply fill out the online registration form and pay the registration fee from mid/end September. You will receive a confirmation by e-mail right away with all the necessary payment information.

Registration is possible until early March - the exact date will be announced soon.

Is it possible for my students to practice beforehand?

To prepare for the competition, your students can play educational games on our GAME ZONE. All questions of the category QUIZ were taken from previous years of the competition. By regularly practising your students can quickly improve their English and track their progress.

The interactive learning platform covers all core competencies and is available free of charge on all operating systems. This means that all students can play on the Game Zone, whether they are registered for the competition or not. However, in order to motivate children to study English all year round, it makes sense to also take part in the competition, since practice makes Best!

Using this link you will find all the necessary information on how your students can use the Game Zone.

You can also find previous tests on our website: https://www.thebigchallenge.com/benelux/previous-tests/.

What information do I need to register and how does the online registration form look like?

The best way to register is to use our online form. All you need is the number of participants per year and your e-mail address. You will receive a confirmation per e-mail right away.
There can only be ONE coordinating teacher and ONE registration at a time, so please make sure that there is not another teacher at your school who has already registered some students for the competition.

 

Step-by-step instructions for the online form:

  1. Call up the following link in your browser (website will be available in September).

  2. First, your school must be selected.

  3. During the next step you can either run the number of participants directly under your name or you can enter the individual teachers who would like to participate with their students. Which option you choose is entirely up to you. It can only be helpful sometimes to enter and break down the individual teachers for later enquiries or late registrations. Then you are always sure who is registered with how many students.

    TIPP: We do not need the names of the students at any time before the competition. There is no possibility to enter their names into our system beforehand. On the day of the competition, students will enter their personal details into the registration form of the online competition.

  4. Please select the coordinating teacher at the bottom of the page. If you have only entered yourself, you will be selected automatically. Please make sure that you entered an e-mail address!

    TIPP: If you are only organising the competition without any of your students taking part, you can also simply enter your name in an empty field without adding a number of students. You will then appear in the selection of the  coordinating teacher.

  5. On the right hand side you will find a small overview where you can check all the data you have entered once again before you register for payment. If you would like to edit any information, it is still possible now. Otherwise you can confirm our general terms and conditions and go to "Register now".

  6. You will then receive a confirmation by e-mail with a MagicLink to your personal account. It was generated automatically to edit your participation.

    TIPP: Using this link you will find further information on how to add students to your participation.

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