How do I send a shoutout?

During competitions, shoutouts allow students to encourage each other to achieve even greater success. Students are given opportunities to send shoutouts to another student, or to their school. Teachers can also send shoutouts.


Navigate to the Student Zone from your Control Panel.

From here, select the competition that you'd like to post a shoutout for from the sidebar. Click on the Send shoutout! button.

Write your message and click the Send! button.

Students and teachers can only send one shoutout per hour (per competition). Students require 10 cheers to send a shoutout (equivalent to earning 200 points). Teachers don't need to have earned points to send a shoutout. 

Shoutouts are automatically filtered to remove most inappropriate material. We manually monitor the rest and remove anything that slips through the automatic filters. If you notice an inappropriate shoutout, please send an email to with the student's name, school and as much detail about the content of the shoutout as possible, and we can remove it.