Who’s ready for a little competition?! iCivics, along with our partners at Nearpod, are excited to host the Game Odyssey Challenge from April 18 to May 27, 2022, offering five classrooms the chance to win prizes.

Your students can launch their own presidential campaign, level up their news literacy skills, or try their hand at running state and local governments. The Game Odyssey turns our free online games into an exciting learning adventure to revisit civic content taught earlier in the year or to teach new knowledge and skills. Let’s go!

Here’s how the challenge works:

Teachers will share the Game Odyssey materials with students before starting gameplay. As students play through the odyssey, they will earn Badges to place on their own Game Odyssey Map. Each completed Game Odyssey Map is considered an entry that teachers can submit on behalf of their class during the month-long challenge. There is no limit to the number of completed maps a teacher can submit.

Prizes include:

  • For the class:
    • 30 iCivics stickers
    • 30 iCivics pencils
    • 1 $100 gift card for treats or a party on iCivics and Nearpod
  • For the teacher:
    • 1 iCivics sweatshirt
    • 1 Nearpod t-shirt
    • 1 printed infographic set

To enter on behalf of the class, teachers should:

  1. Review the steps to assign the Game Odyssey under Educator Instructions.
  2. Get your students started by following the instructions for “How to Play: Student Instructions.”
    • While it is not a requirement, we do encourage students to set up a free iCivics student account to track their scores and save game progress. Learn more here.
    • Don’t forget to download and distribute a Game Odyssey Quest Map to each of your students!
  3. Challenge students to play through the entire Game Odyssey from Monday, April 18 to Friday, May 27, 2022. After completing a game, students will earn Badges to place on their Game Odyssey Map. Each completed Game Odyssey Map is considered an entry that teachers can submit on behalf of their class during this month-long challenge.
  4. Before you submit entries, make sure your students have shown you their game certificates for each Badge on the map.
  5. Submit completed maps! There is no limit to the number of completed maps a classroom can submit. To save time, we recommend that you submit all your completed maps at one time.
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Giveaway Timeline

April 18, 2022
Game Odyssey Challenge begins

May 27, 2022
Game Odyssey Challenge ends

May 28-31, 2022
iCivics randomly selects five classrooms to win prizes

June 1, 2022
Giveaway winners notified

Official Rules

Please review the complete participation terms and eligibility requirements before entering.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

By entering iCivics’ Game Odyssey Challenge, you will be bound by these Terms & Conditions and you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

Eligibility. Any K–12 educator located in the United States or the United States’ Minor Outlying Islands may enter. An eligible educator may submit as many completed student maps as they’d like but each map may only be submitted one time. Entries must be submitted by educators. No student entries will be considered. Employees of iCivics and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

Prizes and winner selection method. iCivics will award the following prizes to five classrooms:

  • For the class:
    • 30 iCivics stickers
    • 30 iCivics pencils
    • 1 $100 gift card for fun treats or a pizza party on Nearpod and iCivics
  • For the teacher:
    • 1 iCivics sweatshirt
    • 1 Nearpod t-shirt
    • 1 printed infographic set

Winners will be chosen at random through an automated selection process and alerted via email no later than Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Prizes will be mailed to all winners by June 17, 2022. Prizes will be fulfilled by iCivics and Nearpod directly.

How to enter. You may enter the Game Odyssey Challenge via the entry method described below.

  1. Complete the online entry form: https://forms.gle/J4zYmiLSj8HsgvLK8
  • Include a screenshot, scanned document, PDF, or image of a completed Game Odyssey Map with all badges between Monday, April 18 to Friday, May 27, 2022.
  • There is no limit to the number of completed maps a teacher can submit as entries.

Miscellaneous. By submitting an entry into the Game Odyssey Challenge, you agree that iCivics’ decisions related to each Giveaway and all distribution of prizes are final. Each winner agrees that by participating in a Giveaway that iCivics and Nearpod may use the teacher’s name and school name for its promotional purposes without additional compensation, including posting in a winner’s list, except where prohibited by law. Student information will not be collected or shared.

Thank you to our partners at Nearpod for their generous contributions to the Game Odyssey Challenge. Be sure to explore all of iCivics’ lessons that are available on Nearpod via our “teach” page.